The Magpies head into the Barclays Premier League clash with Birmingham at St James´ Park looking for their first win in seven attempts but Allardyce insisted his self-belief never deserted him.
"You do not listen to outside influences, you do not listen to speculation," said Alllardyce. "You know you are a good manager, you know what you are doing and you stick to it. You do not let the distractions put you off."
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