By Damian Spellman, Press Association
Published: 10:55 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 10:55 GMT, 1 January 2019
Newcastle skipper Jamaal Lascelles will take a leaf from manager Rafael Benitez's book as he contemplates a daunting start to 2019 against in-form Manchester United.
During his time on Tyneside, which has encompassed a failed survival fight, a Sky Bet Championship title charge and a top-10 Premier League finish, Benitez has remained calm amid the chaos around him.
He and his players will head into January sitting just three points above the drop zone and face a tricky run of fixtures which could see their advantage quickly evaporate, but Lascelles has insisted there will be no panic within the dressing room.
Jamaal Lascelles has informed fans Newcastle United will battle hard to stay in the top flight
Jan 2: Manchester United (H)
Jan 5: Blackburn Rovers (H) (FA Cup)
Jan 12: Chelsea (A)
Jan 19: Cardiff City (H)
Jan 29: Manchester City (H)