Perch denies Toon gloom
James Perch insists there is no 'doom and gloom' in Newcastle's dressing room despite their failure to win in five games.
Last Updated: 19/12/11 3:07pm
Newcastle defender James Perch insists there is no 'doom and gloom' in the Magpies dressing room despite their failure to win in five games.
Alan Pardew's men are suffering a slump in results after proving surprise Premier League high-fliers earlier in the season.
Saturday's goalless draw at home to Swansea saw them drop to seventh in the table, having not won since their 2-1 victory over Everton on November 5th.
But Perch insists spirits have not suffered, telling the Evening Chronicle: "We have never thought it was doom and gloom here.
"Even after the Chelsea game (a 3-0 home defeat) it was not doom and gloom in the dressing room. All it has been about is dusting ourselves down and getting a positive result."
Perch is adamant recent results have done nothing to curb the belief in Newcastle's players.
He added: "If you look at the way we have played and the results we have picked up, people will be talking about us like they have been and about being in the top six or top 10.
"It is just belief in the dressing room, we know how good we are and what we can do.
"That is the main thing."
The defender refuses to be disheartened over the stalemate with Swansea but lamented the Toon's failure to convert their chances.
He said: "Overall we had the better of the game and the chances.
"For some reason we did not take them. We were unlucky - we hit the post and the goalkeeper pulled off some good saves.
"We have kept the clean sheet but we would expect that anyway."