Nolan is expected to make his debut against rivals Sunderland on Sunday.
“That’s (relegation) something I haven’t even thought about, really,” he said.
“I know there is that old saying: ‘We are too good to go down’, but we have got the strength of character in the dressing room, from what I have seen so far.
“We have got a few lads injured at the moment. But they will be back come the crunch at the end of the season, so it is about us now trying to cement places in the team so we don’t get pushed out by those lads when they come back.”