Toon ace Lovenkrands feels safe

The Magpies picked up another point in a 1-1 draw with Blackpool on
Saturday and now sit on 41 for the season. That tally sees them
occupying a top-half standing, seven points clear of the relegation
zone with four games remaining. While it is still mathematically
possible for Alan Pardew’s side to get dragged back into the
basement battle, there is a feeling around St James’ Park that they
will be alright. Lovenkrands buys into that belief, with his goal
against the Seasiders over the weekend having helped to edge the
Magpies closer to the safety mark. “Something has to go
unbelievably wrong now,” said the Danish forward. “To throw it
away, with the goal difference we have and the points tally we have
collected with just four games left, it would have to go really
wrong. “We need to finish the season well and get over that final
hurdle.” Newcastle boss Pardew also feels that his side can afford
to relax a little heading into their final fixtures. He said: “We
have 41 points and the results have gone our way. I think that is
us guaranteed now. “It will be difficult for those teams down at
the bottom to accumulate 41 points. But we want to win as many
games as we can. “Perhaps we can play with a bit more freedom at
Liverpool [on Sunday] and our energy levels will be up.”