Aston Villa striker John Carew says the club are perfectly placed to clinch a European place for next season.
Carew celebrates his first hat-trick for Villa on Saturday (Getty)
The Norwegian scored his first hat-trick for Villa in Saturday's 4-1 thumping of Newcastle.
Villa are sixth in the Premier League just three points off the final Champions League place.
Carew told BBC WM: "We are in a good position. We've kept everybody fit and as long as we avoid serious injury it won't be a problem."
Carew's treble against the Magpies took his tally to nine goals so far this season and he was quick to deflect praise on to his team-mates.
"Ashley's [Young] corner for my first was perfect for me and for the second I was just waiting for it to fall to me in the area and luckily it did," said Carew.
Carew completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after the usual taker, Gareth Barry, insisted he took it.
"Gareth told me to take it just after the whistle went and I was happy to. I'm very proud," he added.