Newcastle United full-back Davide Santon has said that the Toon defence is confident of being able to keep out the former Magpies duo of Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan when West Ham United visit St James' Park tomorrow.
Carroll and Nolan have bonded well since the former joined Nolan at West Ham and they will be looking to find the net against their former club.
However, Santon believes that the Magpies can deal with Carroll's aerial prowess and Nolan's knowledge of the frontman's game.
The Italian told the Evening Chronicle: "They have Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan so we have to be careful.
"It is very important for us to win the game. We are only playing for a win. We have to stop them.
"We know they are coming here to score. However, we know we have a great defence here."
The pair are separated by just a single point in the Premier League.