Cape Town - Federico Fernandez wants Newcastle United to use the
comeback win over Southampton on Sunday to help the team create a winning
Former Argentina international Fernandez grabbed his second
goal of the Premier League season on Sunday as Newcastle came from 1-0 down at
St James' Park to defeat Southampton 2-1, making it two victories in the space
of four days after Thursday's 2-0 win at Bramall Lane.
Danny Ings had given the Saints the lead in the 52nd minute,
making him the first Southampton player since James Beattie in 2003 to score in
five consecutive PL matches, before Jonjo Shelvey netted his fifth of the
campaign with a brilliant header 16 minutes later.
The Magpies were far from their best at the weekend, but
that victory has seen the club climb into 10th position in the table, seven
points clear of the relegation zone and just two adrift of fifth-place
Manchester United, who overcame rivals City 2-1 in Saturday's derby at the
With the games coming thick and fast, manager Steve Bruce is
expected to rotate his squad and there is a doubt about the fitness of Allan
Saint-Maximin, who came off in stoppage-time against the Saints with a
hamstring injury and was seen leaving the stadium on crutches.
Fernandez, who has featured in 10 league games this season,
has been delighted with Newcastle's recent run of form and he is hoping the
whole squad can enjoy this winning feeling for as long as they can.
"We are working hard to keep our shape. We feel okay.
We took our chances and they are great points," he said. "We need to
enjoy this period and build a winning mentality. You never know where we can
arrive at the end of the season, but we take it game by game."
Fernandez is expected to be handed his eighth league start
of the season when Newcastle make the trip to Turf Moor on Saturday to take on
Burnley, who lost 5-0 at Tottenham at the weekend to make it three defeats on
the bounce for the struggling Clarets.