John Carver has said that he hopes that a win on Sunday will help him land the Newcastle Head Coach role long-term.

Alan Pardew’s former assistant says he’d like to think that he has gained recognition for what he’s already done at Newcastle but that a derby win would be ‘massive’.

Carver says he knows that it doesn’t mean that everything else is meaningless and ‘forgotten’, but he does think it will help his ‘case’.

John Carver:

“I would like to think that some of the stuff I have done is already on the way to making me, but in the eyes of the fans if you win a derby game, it is massive.”

“I am not saying everything else is forgotten…but it certainly helps your case.”

Doing it the right way:

“It certainly helps your case as long as you try to do it the right way.

“Listen, if I come off and it has not been a football match, but we win one nil, I would be delighted with that.”

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