Ba focused on helping Newcastle rather than personal achievements

The Senegal international is relaxed about his individual scoring record as long as his team keep improving after a 3-0 win over Wigan ended a run of four straight losses

Demba Ba has brushed off the importance of his personal goalscoring tally, instead insisting that Newcastle United improving their form in the Premier League is key.

The Magpies had suffered four straight defeats in the league before their 3-0 victory over Wigan at St. James' Park on Monday night, leaving them within just two points of the relegation zone.

However, a double from Ba - bringing him level with the Premier League's leading goalscorers Robin van Persie, Michu and Luis Suarez with 10 so far this campaign - guided his team to a much-need victory.

He told the club's official website "It's not too bad so far, 10 goals in I don't know how many games."

"I will just keep on doing my work and if it comes, it comes; if it doesn't, it doesn't matter as long as we win."

The Senegal international's future on Tyneside was in doubt over the summer after a £7 million buy-out clause was revealed in the media, and manager Alan Pardew revealed after the game that contract negotiations are ongoing with the striker – but a January exit is not inconceivable.

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However, Ba maintained that his focus is solely with on-field matters as he hopes his side can now build on their win over Roberto Martinez's side.

He continued: "All I know is what we proved on the pitch last night, what we did on Wednesday as well."

"We have shown people that we still have the spirit and we still want to win and go forward.

"It was very good, it was very good to win after these last weeks. Now we just have to keep our heads down and keep working and keep doing what we did last night."