Newcastle’s Gutierrez aims to stay unbeaten at Aston Villa

THE CAP FITS ... Jonas Gutierrez has been recalled to the Argentina squad.
THE CAP FITS ... Jonas Gutierrez has been recalled to the Argentina squad.

NEWCASTLE United travel to eighth-placed Aston Villa on Saturday and staying unbeaten is the aim, according to Jonas Gutierrez.

The Argentinian has started all of United’s league games this season.

“Aston Villa have a lot of new players,” said Gutierrez.

“We have to get a good result. If we can’t win, we have to take a point.

“We are always together – the team spirit is good here.

“We have welcomed the new players and they’re really good with the group.

“They are playing really well and we have good competition in all the places.

“It’s a good way to go. We have to go the same way.”

Newcastle were held to a goalless draw by QPR on Monday night.

Little was seen from United as an attacking force at Loftus Road, though Gutierrez was heartened by the resilience on show.

“I think it was a good point away from home,” said Gutierrez. “It was a small pitch and they tried to press high up the pitch, and not let us play the ball.

“We did the right things, but we want to do them better, of course.

“This is the Premier League and all the games are tough.

“You don’t have easy games, so to have eight points after four matches is really good. What we have to do is to go in the same way.

“We don’t have do to anything different, we just have to improve and do things better.”

Gutierrez has been named in new coach Alejandro Sabella’s first squad for this month’s friendlies against Venezuela and Nigeria after a year-long exile.

Sabella brought Gutierrez in from the cold after a year-long absence, the 28-year old having not featured since last summer’s World Cup finals.

“It was the new manager’s first squad, and to be involved in that was really important for me,” said the winger.