LOIC Remy has urged frustrated Newcastle United fans to stick with the Magpies.
Alan Pardew’s beleaguered side take on Aston Villa at St James’s Park on Sunday looking to end a dismal run of five successive home defeats.
On-loan forward Remy missed the losses to Tottenham and Sunderland through suspension.
And the Tynesiders’ leading scorer will make a timely return against Villa – with the team having failed to find the net for 360 minutes.
Remy – on a season-long loan from QPR – is keen to make up for lost time in a black and white shirt, having last week apologised for the loss of “self-control” which saw him sent off against Norwich and banned for three games.
The 27-year-old Frenchman says he understands the “frustration” of supporters at recent results – the club’s season has unravelled since Yohan Cabaye’s sale last month – but he feels the team can get back up and running, given the quality in the dressing room.
“It’s normal that they are frustrated,” Remy said.
“They want us to win every game. We want this as well.
“I want to say to keep going and support the team like they have done since the beginning of the season.
“We’re are going to do the best for them until the end of the season. We train hard at the training ground.
“There is no reason why we can’t get good results in the future.
“Everybody wants to get a good result. When we work hard, we get results.
“We can’t be worried about the future. We just want to do our jobs.”
Ninth-placed Newcastle have conceded 10 goals without reply in their last three Premier League games, and the pressure on manager Pardew and his players intensified after last week’s 4-0 drubbing from Tottenham.
However, Pardew hopes to have captain Fabricio Coloccini and midfielder Cheick Tiote back from injury for the Villa game.
“We all know that there will be big pressure for this game,” added Remy.
“We know that we have still got big quality in the team, even though we have lost an important player (Cabaye).
“We are going to have all the players back (from injury), so I think it’s an important game for us.
“For the confidence, it’s important to get back to winning games.”
Remy, this week linked with a summer move to Arsenal, has scored 11 goals so far this season.