Newcastle midfielder Cabaye focused on survival battle

The Magpies travel to QPR on Sunday aiming to boost their chances of staying up, and the midfielder insists he is happy on Tyneside amid inevitable interest from elsewhere
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has insisted he is purely focused on avoiding the drop amid rumours that he could be set to leave the club.

The France international is likely to attract attention in the transfer market this summer, and Toon fans are desperate to keep him among their ranks, chanting "don't sell Cabaye" at matches.

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Alan Pardew's men travel to relegated QPR on Sunday desperate for three points in their fight for Premier League survival, and that is the only thing Cabaye has on his mind.

"I have three years contract left and now my mind is just to save the club," he told the Chronicle.

"We have two cup finals then it will be the holidays. But I am at Newcastle. I don't want to think about the future with two games left.

"I am very, very happy to play for this club and these fans."

A draw at Loftus Road could be enough for the Magpies if Arsenal beat Wigan on Tuesday, but Cabaye is looking for a win to atone for some poor showings from his side this season.

"We all made some mistakes at the start of the season," he added. "That's why we are fighting for relegation. But if we learn from our mistakes, no problem.

"We are only human. And we all make mistakes, but now is time to learn and prepare. We need to finish strongly and then prepare well for next season.

"We have to be ready to fight and play and be ready again in the Premier League like we were last season."

Cabaye will line up against compatriot Loic Remy in Sunday's vital clash, and the midfielder has warned his team-mates against the danger of the former Marseille man.

"For me, Loic is a good player," he said. "He's a good finisher. He's a good striker and he's quick.

"I hope he will be quiet for us!"