Newcastle United are in no mood to take things easy as they prepare for their final game of the Europa League Group stages.
The Magpies flew to France today (Wednesday) ahead of tomorrow night's match in Bordeaux.
Both teams involved in the showdown at the Stade Chaban-Delmas have already qualified for the next stage of the competition, but both are keen to secure top spot in Group D, as that would be likely to result in a more favourable draw at the start of the knock-out phase.
Bordeaux currently top the group, so a draw will be good enough for them. Newcastle need to win the match to overtake the French side.
Both teams will rotate their squads for the match, and Alan Pardew has already stated he won't risk any players carrying an injury. But the Newcastle Boss made his intentions clear when he briefed his squad ahead of the game.
Steve Harper, Newcastle's experienced back-up goalkeeper also got the message, commenting:
Thursday Night's match kicks off at 6pm in South-Western France. The Magpies next premier league game is at Fulham next Monday Night.