Newcastle United will be out for revenge this weekend as they travel to the KC Stadium to face Hull City.

The Magpies slipped up at St James’ Park and allowed Hull to come from behind twice to win 3-2 back in September.

The Toon Army finally had something to cheer last weekend when Loic Remy smashed home an injury-time winner to beat Aston Villa 1-0.

Remy’s return provided the perfect remedy for Alan Pardew amidst rumours of him losing his job. The returns of Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote were also worth a mention as they came together to reform the spine of the team.

The boost was much needed having previously gone four games without a win or even a single goal.

So have Newcastle turned a corner? A week ago our season was fading away, but one win later, murmurs of European qualification have resurfaced.

Despite our shocking form this year, we’re not a million miles away, eighth in the Premier League and only five points adrift of Everton and Manchester United.

However, one thing is for certain. Hull away will not be a walk in the park.

Unlike Newcastle, the Tigers are still competing on more than one front and are through to the FA Cup quarter-finals after brushing aside Brighton in their fifth-round replay.

A win against Newcastle would be their third in a week following last weekend’s emphatic 4-0 victory over Cardiff City. That win lifted them to 11th and six points clear of the drop zone, one more would see them break into the top half of the Premier League.