Glenn Roeder is hoping Newcastle's Carling Cup shoot-out victory over Watford will kick-start their Premiership campaign.
The Magpies scraped through after Scott Parker scored a dramatic last minute, extra time equaliser to take the tie to penalties - where Newcastle won.
Newcastle's cup form this season has been superb and they are unbeaten in no fewer than ten ties. However, Roeder's men have not been able to produce the same results in the league and find themselves 19th in The Premiership.
Roeder himself cannot explain his team's inconsistency: "It is amazing. Football is not an exact science and I can't give an explanation for that because we have played well enough to win Premiership matches but it hasn't gone for us on the day.
"We keep hoping that that when we have a good cup result it will kick the Premiership season into a start for us.
"It hasn't happened yet but hopefully this weekend it will turn our way."