Eddie Howe says he has trust in his Newcastle United board ahead of the January window.

The Magpies' new leadership group enjoyed their first victory since the takeover went through two months ago with a hard-fought victory over Burnley at St James' Park.

And even though the win still does not guarantee anything but a reduction in terms of the points gap above them, Howe was delighted with the result.

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When asked about the transfer market, he said: "The market changes so much and quickly.

"People above me are planning for that.

"But my sole focus is coaching the team. I love working with this group.

"They are hungry and want to achieve.

"For sure we can stay up.

"We have come in from a difficult position and there is a long road ahead but I believe in what we are doing.

"The January transfer window will be important but the players we have here we like and we need to maximise them first."

Newcastle have a week to prepare for their next game away to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium before a tough home clash against Manchester City at St James' next.

Howe said: "The fixture list doesn't look kind.

"But we can only tick them off one at a time. Historically we have said you need to take points off the top teams and that will be the task in December. "

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