Newcastle will get over defeat

Kevin Nolan believes that the Toon army will not be too downhearted over the 3-0 defeat to Manchester United and will bounce back against Aston Villa.

Newcastle were relegated from the Premier League last season and face a tough battle to avoid the drop this time around.

Nolan said: “We always bounced back last year.

“Of course, we’re talking different leagues, but the strength of the team was that we always looked forward and never dwelled on a bad result so we’re not going to start doing that now.

“Don’t get me wrong, there is a massive gap between the leagues, but what happened last year was that we came together as a squad and a city and presented a united front.”

The Liverpool-born midfielder added: “We can’t get too carried away with what happened last year and realise this is a new challenge.

“It is OK when you are winning every week as everything is hunky dory. All the players walk into work with a smile on their faces, but now comes the time when we have to fight.

“We will get a few tonkings in this league as everyone does, even the big teams have off-days, but it is how you bounce back that counts.”