Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ramage Wanted Games to Go On

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ramage Wanted Games to Go On

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Byline: By Paul Gilder

Peter Ramage has admitted the international break has come at the wrong time for a Newcastle team building momentum after helping United record a fourth straight win.

But the defender is confident the Magpies will benefit from a weekend off as the St James's Park medical staff try to help several senior players recover their fitness ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge on November 19.

Ramage has started all the club's quartet of victories and helped Newcastle keep three successive clean sheets.

"The break has come at the wrong time because we have built some momentum now with four wins from our last four games," said the defender, who has deputised for the injured Stephen Carr.

"But in another respect, it's a good chance for us to get some more players back from injury and, once they return, the squad will be stronger.

"We went into the last international break not knowing what was going to happen next but this time we have got confidence and I hope we can take it on when the Chelsea match comes around. …

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