Rob Lee: 'Newcastle United will stay up'

Newcastle players congratulate Papiss Cisse after his goal against Benfica on April 4, 2013
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Former Newcastle United midfielder Rob Lee thinks that the club will have enough points to stay in the Premier League this season.

Former Newcastle United midfielder Rob Lee feels that the club will survive in the Premier League this season, only because he believes that Wigan Athletic won't pick up the points needed to catch them.

The Magpies travel to West Ham United on Saturday, where they will face old boss Sam Allardyce along with former players Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll.

Lee, who used to play for the Hammers, told the official club website: "Well it'll be tough for Newcastle after 3-0 and 6-0 defeats. From the last two home games the obvious question to ask is 'Where is the fight in the team?'.

"I think they'll stay up, even if they don't get another point as I don't see Wigan getting enough points."

Newcastle are 17th in the Premier League, just five points clear of Wigan at the bottom of the Premier League table.

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