Newcastle United going for goals – Cabaye

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YOHAN Cabaye says Newcastle United are going for goals against Anzhi Makhachkala.

Alan Pardew’s side take on the cash-rich Russian club at St James’s Park on Thursday night.

The first leg of the club’s Europa League Round of 16 tie in Moscow last week ended goalless.

Newcastle were at their best defensively at the Luzhniki Stadium – and stand-in captain Cabaye knows they must get on the front foot on home turf.

“We need to win – it’s simple for us,” Cabaye said.

“We can change our gameplan and type of play.

“They have a lot of quality on the pitch – we know that – and we have to play well. They have very good players.

“We wanted to stay nice and solid in Moscow. We had to defend well as a unit. We also wanted to score a goal, but unfortunately Hatem (Ben Arfa) missed the big chance.

“For the second-leg, we know we must score goals. I think we will score goals – we have players who can score in this game.

“We will be positive. We have confidence.”

Cabaye – who scored a stunning free-kick in Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League win over Stoke City at St James’s Park – is hoping for a large crowd at St James’s Park.

“We will have the backing of our fans, and that is important to us,” said the midfielder.

“We know there will be a big crowd at St James’s Park. We want to do well for them, and reach the quarter-finals.

“That is our aim, and we will do everything to achieve this.

“We want to stay in this competition.”