Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Travel Sickness a Worry Says Mac; CURE SOUGHT FOR TRAVEL BUG

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Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer twitter: @lee_ryder

STEVE McClaren admits he is determined to shake off Newcastle United's "Jekyll and Hyde" tag in the Premier League.

The Magpies have managed to string just two consecutive wins together all season.

A shock victory for Newcastle at Stamford Bridge tonight could have a massive impact on the fight against relegation this season.

When asked about United's inconsistent form, McClaren said: "It is a little bit of a problem we have had all season, home and away.

"I think we have progressed to a situation where we are getting performances at home which are getting results.

"We can get results. To win games you have to score goals but at some stage you also have to keep clean sheets.

"Maybe, because of the nature of how we play, we are very open.

"We are very front-foot and go for it, we are attacking.

"At home that is an advantage but away from home we have not ground out enough results. …

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