Cape Town - Mike Williamson is hopeful that Newcastle can help ease the pressure on boss Alan Pardew when they return from international duty.
The Magpies have been on a dreadful run of form with just five wins in all of 2014, while they are winless in their first seven Premier League games this season.
The Toon Army have been vocal about their desire for both Pardew and owner Mike Ashley to leave the club, but no action has been taken despite protests.
Despite the furore surrounding the manager's future, Williamson insists that the players have not been affected by the pressure on Pardew.
"It is part and parcel of the game and there is no getting away from the position we are in and the results we have had," he told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.
"So that is the black and white of it and we need to get points on the board as much as we can. This will only make us stronger and people will see that when we get out of this period."
The Tynesiders battled back twice to draw 2-2 with Swansea on Sunday, and Williamson believes it gives the team a bit of a boost going into the international break.
"We go into the break on a high and with a chance to get some work done, come together and make sure we win the next one," he added.
"We just need that luck, but we need to build a base to make sure the luck goes your way and our spirit and persistence paid off for us at Swansea."