Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/20/12
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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is confident his team will come out of their mini-slump soon. The Magpies are without a win in four, and host Maritimo in their Europa League clash on Thursday before tackling Pardew's former club Southampton on Sunday. Pardew admits there is growing pressure on the team but with senior players coming back from injury in the next two weeks, he is confident the results will come. "We've had a bit of a dip and we're sad about that, sad for our fans. We have to come out fighting and we want to do that on Thursday night (against Maritimo)," he said. "Southampton got a great result at the weekend (a 3-1 win at QPR) and I'm pleased for them. But for us on Sunday it's a big game and we need to pick up some points. "I think it will help if we have our senior players back and hopefully we'll have one or two back this week and maybe a couple more next week. So that will arm me and make the side stronger. "We're humble at the moment - we've been humbled - so we...
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