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Rondon up for Clarets test

25th February 2019, 09:38 by Michael Holland

Newcastle ace Salomon Rondon has turned his attention to a huge game against Burnley and wants another three points at home.

The Venezuela international scored his eighth goal of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win against 10-man Huddersfield - a third in succession at St James' Park - to boost the Magpies' hopes of retaining their top-flight status.

However, he and his team-mates are refusing to rest on their laurels as they prepare for Tuesday night's visit of in-form Burnley, who beat Tottenham at the weekend, to Tyneside.

Rondon told NUFC TV: "We have to be clear because if you want to stay in the Premier League, you have to win the games at home. It's massive in this league.

"To go anywhere, you have to play against a lot of big teams and try to get some points. After that, we did well today and three wins in a row at St James' Park is massive for us and we'll just carry on.

"We know we got the three points, but we have another final against Burnley on Tuesday and we have to be clear, it will be a difficult game, a tough game, but we have to be ready."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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