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Pardew Admits Newcastle Are Short At Centre-Half

8 years ago

Following last night’s defeat at Old Trafford, Alan Pardew was typically upbeat but did acknowledge an area where he was short on numbers.

“I thought we were terrific as I thought we were every bit as good as Manchester United, as an away team. We knew if we could get Papiss on and if he got a chance he’d score, we had him waiting to come on at 1-0.

Coloccini is a bit sore and whether we play him on Saturday I don’t know. I’m not sure if I should have played Williamson but we’re short at centre-half”.

Despite putting a brave front on a smaller than ideal squad in the early stages of the season, he looks to now have made clear his disappointment that Newcastle didn’t manage to add the extra commanding centre-half that he stated categorically he was going to bring in at the start of the transfer window.




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