Yohan Cabaye says there is no split in the Newcastle United dressing room and that the entire squad are together as they look to battle relegation.

In the build-up to Newcastle's goalless draw with West Ham United much of the talk had been about unrest in the squad that was supposedly being caused the club's significant French contingent.

However, a number of players last week dismissed any such notion and now Cabaye, who is one of the longer serving French players at the club, has broken his silence on the rumours.

Yohan Cabaye
Yohan Cabaye has denied that there is any rift in the Newcastle dressing room. [Reuters]

"In the dressing room, everything is OK," Cabaye told the Shields Gazette. "The French players all want to adapt well. We're all focused together.

"I'm 100 per cent with everyone - I just want to save the club with my team-mates. I want to stay in the Premier League."

Newcastle remain in serious danger of dropping out of the Premier League after falling down to 17<sup>th thanks to their north east rivals Sunderland picking up a valuable point against Stoke City on Monday night.

Wigan Athletic can move level on points with Alan Pardew's side if they win their game in hand and will even move above Newcastle because of their superior goal difference.

In fact Newcastle could find themselves in the bottom three when they play Queens Park Rangers next Sunday but Cabaye maintains that the squad remain united.

"We wanted to show we are together," added Cabaye. "We've stayed focused on being safe and playing in the Premier League next season. That's the most important thing.

"We know we're going to play well if we're focused together and stay together. We can't create cliques - we have to stay focused.

"I think we had a good response form last week, but we didn't win the game. It's going to be very important to get three points. It's only about us."

Newcastle have just two games remaining in which to ensure their survival and with so many teams still yet to secure their safety, it seems likely that their final game against Arsenal at St. James Park will go some way to deciding their fate.