Interim boss Kevin Nicholson has given his thoughts ahead of the visit of Oxford United to St James Park this Saturday.
It will be the first home league game of Kevin and Jon Hill's temporary charge, following a Papa John's Trophy fixture and two away league matches.
"I want our lads to go out there knowing they are good players, playing in a good team and that they are ready to go and kick on again," ahead of the game, reacting to Tuesday's defeat at Charlton.
"Oxford have good individual players and a nice balance of technical players and pace, plus a manager who has been doing it for a long time.
"It's at home so it's important we control the game. I want them to come to us and worry about us."
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