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Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton believes that there is no need to make any drastic changes during the upcoming game against Everton.

The Tyneside club fell to a 2-0 defeat to Blackpool last week, following which it had been thought that the manager could hand debuts to Hatem Ben Arfa, Sol Campbell and Cheik Tiote. But the gaffer believes that he will not be forced into making any changes other than those that he feels are necessary.

"It's vitally important not to over-react to the defeat," Hughton said, according to The Journal.

"It wasn't one of our best performances but we'd be happy going into future games creating the amount of chances we did against Blackpool.

"We've got to look past the last game – it hurt but we've got to look beyond that. The three games we played before then we were satisfied with the performances so we certainly feel there are more plusses than minuses in those games but, of course, it's about gaining points."

Concerning the upcoming trip to Goodison Park, Hughton said: "This is a very tough game. They're a well balanced team with great quality and I've heard David Moyes say how happy he is with his squad.

"They're used to being in the top group of teams in this division and that's where I expect them to be.

"They're building momentum and you'd expect that from a team of their quality. By their own admission they've started slowly but it was a tremendous comeback against Manchester United that showed the options they've got in their squad."

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