Leighton Baines is up for the game against Newcastle. The 26 year old England international is happy to have competition for the left back spot with the signing of Bryan Oviedo.
Plus he thinks the squad has been bolstered with quality players and can now deal with injuries and suspensions.
Bainesy: "It's not beyond us to challenge for the top four. We've got to have that belief but there's a lot of work to do.
"What we've got is a group of players who have been together for a long time, lads who have been here for eight, nine or ten years. Myself and Jags have been there for six years now too. Steve Pienaar too, although he left and came back.
"In the last couple of transfer windows the manager has added real quality with the likes of Darron Gibson and Nikica Jelavic. Then we've brought Pienaar back and brought in Kevin Mirallas."
"This is probably the first summer that we haven't lost a big player. There was speculation about me but that's the first time that's happened. That says something about the way the club's going.
"We got off to two really good wins, the Manchester United one but we played a lot better against Aston Villa. It was disappointing to have the West Brom setback but that maybe ensures we don't get too ahead of ourselves."
"There's real quality and strength in depth. There are two players for every position. I think I'd been the only left-back for four seasons and been lucky in terms of staying fit. There's competition now.
“There is a certain charm to the club and that’s what inspires loyalty.”
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