Lascelles pledges future to Newcastle and makes admission over recent results

Jamaal Lascelles has vowed to secure Newcastle's Premier League future and stay at the club for a decade.

The United skipper clocked up his 100 top flight appearance last weekend and says he wants to double or triple that number while playing on Tyneside.

Lascelles admits Newcastle have been winning ugly this season, but after just one victory in nine games since Boxing Day, says they are ready to win a “fight” with Burnley on Saturday.

He says the squad remains behind boss Steve Bruce who has been getting flack. One change this weekend could be the return to fitness of midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

Stopper Lascelles said: “Would I like to make it 200 or 300 appearances next? Yes, exactly that.

"I have seen players over the years move around but the ones that catch the eye are players who stay for a long time rather than skipping around teams, moving or going out on loan.

“It is best to build a relationship with fans and the city and I would prefer to do it that way.

“I have been here for five years and got a family a little lad, another on the way, and a house here. We are really settled. I am captain. That is an honour and I couldn't ask for anything else.

“I am over the moon with making 100 Premier League appearances. I am looking forward to having many more.”

Asked about Newcastle's ropey form, Lascelles says they can get to 40 points and top flight safety with their organisation and spirit and have to “improve every season.”

He added: “There have not been many times when we have won games by playing amazing pretty football and passing a team off the park and having high possession.

“We have done well from turning up with our heads in the right direction and letting teams know we are in the game and fighting and working for each other from the off. Second half against Arsenal we didn't have that. We role our sleeves up now.”

He concedes Newcastle need to have more possession, and create more chances after failing to score in the last three games.

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