Last Updated: Sat, 02 Mar 2013 14:19
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is hoping his side can find some form in the closing stages of the season and repeat the feat of Everton.
David Moyes' side made a late surge from the bottom half of the table to secure seventh place at the end of the last campaign, and Pardew is hopeful that his team can draw inspiration from that.
The Magpies have flirted with a relegation battle all season but since drafting in a number of fresh faces in January, there has been a slight upturn in form.
The 51-year-old is targeting a top-10 finish but faces a tough trip to the Liberty Stadium today to take on Capital One Cup winners Swansea.
"Now it's about driving towards the finishing line and seeing where it takes us," said Pardew.
"We might surprise ourselves but that's the challenge. We've got to finish like Everton - that's how I'm going to focus the team.
"We've had a difficult season and I don't think we've had enough credit [as] we've deserved in the Europa League."
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