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Golding: Falcons can control future


Jon Golding

Jon Golding

Jon Golding

Jon Golding has urged Newcastle to get the job done on Saturday and remove any uncertainty about their Aviva Premiership fate.

Victory over Recreation Ground hosts Bath would guarantee survival for Newcastle, even if bottom club and relegation favourites Leeds Carnegie spring a major surprise and win away against Heineken Cup finalists Northampton.

Leeds require a minimum two points to have any chance of going above Newcastle, although the Yorkshire club would still be spared the drop if Cornish Pirates beat Worcester in this season's two-legged Championship final. Newcastle prop Golding said: "We have got to go down to Bath and put the game to bed there."

He added: "From my point of view, I don't want to know what is happening at Northampton. We just want to go out there and try and win the game, and then we can find out what has happened elsewhere.

"You want to be completely focused on the game, and we have a job to do on Saturday. That's what we get paid to do and Leeds get paid to play their game.

"We have one more game to go and we are only one point clear of Leeds. We have to concentrate on what we are doing and control our own destiny."

Worcester are the only Championship club that meet Premiership entry criteria, but should they lose to Pirates there will be no relegation from the top flight.

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