Magpies are ready to fly - Janmaat
Daryl Janmaat is confident Newcastle's season will take off now that the uncertainty caused by Alan Pardew's departure and the January transfer window is over.
The Magpies have found themselves in a state of flux in recent weeks as managing director Lee Charnley launched a search for a replacement for the departed Pardew while at the same time bracing himself for approaches for big names including Cheick Tiote, Moussa Sissoko and Papiss Cisse.
However, with John Carver now in charge of the team for the remainder of the season and the transfer window closed, defender Janmaat is confident he and his team-mates can build upon last Saturday's 3-0 win at Hull to stage a strong finish to their Barclays Premier League campaign.
He told the Chronicle: "We can put our minds at rest now. We know what we have here and who is the head coach. That's better for the team.
"We hope to put a run together now after Hull. A run like before Christmas is what we are hoping for. If we can get that we can finish in the season in good fashion.
"The top 10 is the main target we have to reach. Stoke is a good game for us at home then Crystal Palace away. They are good games to take some points."