Midfielder Steve Sidwell is the cover star and main interview in Saturday’s (3pm) official matchday programme for the visit of West Bromwich Albion.
“I said at the start of the summer that last season was a transitional one for us," says Steve. "Now it’s all about moving on and establishing ourselves as a top 10 team. We were disappointed not to achieve that last year, and that’s the target now.
“We’ve been a bit frustrated with the start that we’ve made, but there’s plenty of football ahead of us. We know that we can play better, and we will. After a good result on the opening day at Sunderland, we were disappointed not to have taken something from the game against Arsenal - that disappointment in itself is a sign of our ambitions here.
“Newcastle United away was more difficult to take because I thought we defended really well, and had we taken one of our chances perhaps the outcome would have been different. But we move on, with the focus on the game against West Bromwich Albion.
“For me, we have the potential to have a really good season, I think we have a strong squad now and one that looks very competitive. Hopefully, it’s a good one for the Club, and I’d certainly like to play my part in any success that we have.”
To read the full interview with Sidwell, pick up an official matchday programme on Saturday.
Other highlights in the only matchday magazine that matters - which is available to download digitally from 9am on Saturday - include:
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