Danny Simpson

Last Saturday against Birmingham was a massive three points for us. We all wanted to bounce back from a disappointing result against Liverpool, and we did that well.

It was a cautious start from both teams, but we started to edge it a bit more being the home side, and got plenty of balls in the box.

It was two great corners from Joey. He can put the ball in the box all day long but you need the lads to attack it, and we did that well, especially Tayls.

I think it's been a while since we scored a goal from set pieces, and the manager has made it clear he wanted us to get back to that and return to the high quality we were showing when he first came in. But we feel like we did that against Birmingham and everyone was delighted with it.

The only issue in the game for me was Steven Taylor's celebration as he ran off on his own down the touchline - he must have thought he had scored a 30-yarder, not a header! It was like he had scored the winner in a cup final!

But seriously, I know how much that goal meant to him. He's had an indifferent season with contract stuff and injuries, but he got his chance against Birmingham and I could understand how happy he was to score.

Tayls has got a chance now with Willo injured. He's been waiting patiently and has got a real opportunity in these last couple of games to impress.

Our first goal this season was to just stay up and then after that it is finishing as high as we can.

Coming up from the Championship last season to have the chance of finishing in the top half of the Premier League would be a magnificent achievement.

We've got two games left and we really do feel we can do that, which would be fantastic for the club.

It's a massive relief to know we are definitely safe. The draws against Manchester United and Blackpool made it almost certain, but it wasn't definite and we had to keep going until it was.

The manager, staff and players all want to end the season well - we go away to Chelsea this weekend and then a final home game against West Brom and we all believe we can finish on a high.

We go to Chelsea on Sunday and could finally finish off their title challenge which, as a former Manchester United player and fan, would be great.

United did a job last weekend so it's pretty much over anyway, but we will go to Stamford Bridge and want to continue our good form against them this season, having beaten them there in the Carling Cup and drawn at home in the league.

We are in a win-win situation as everyone will be expecting Chelsea to beat us, but we know what we are capable of, will enjoy going there and can hopefully take something back to Newcastle with us.