Kevin Nolan travels back to Tyneside and is hoping for the sake of his Geordie son, that Newcastle don’t taste relegation for the second time in six years.

The West Ham midfielder was one of the starting eleven at Villa Park in 2009, tomorrow bieng exactly six years to the day when a deflection off Damien Duff sent United down.

Michael Owen replaced Kevin Nolan that day for the final 24 minutes and whilst the Hammers player will be going for the win, he is hoping for the best for Newcastle, especially his little boy and all the friends and family he has in the north east.

Kevin Nolan speaking to Sky Sports:

“It will be emotional going back up there again, I have such a good rapport with all the fans. It’s going to be a bit of a strange one.

“We have got to do it properly and try and go for the win because we want to finish as high as possible, but it is such a shame, seeing it from the outside, seeing where they are again after what happened not so long ago.”

Shows how easy it is:

“It just shows how easy it is and how tough this league is that you can never ever rest on your laurels and you have to keep plugging away. I am hoping for the best for them, I must admit, for all of the great friends and family I have got up there.

“My little boy’s a Geordie, so I am hoping that it’s going to be OK, but we’ve just got to go there and be as professional as possible.”