Boothroyd relishing Pardew meeting

03 September 2009 10:21
Boothroyd came up against the Saints boss regularly when he was at Watford and Pardew was with West Ham and Charlton, and both managers are now plying their trade in League One.

"The last time I came up against Alan it was a top-of-the-table Championship clash, and the time before that was in the Premier League when he was at West Ham," said Boothroyd.

"So I'm looking forward to seeing him again. It shows the quality of League One that Southampton are capable of attracting a manager of Alan Pardew's calibre."

Source: Team_Talk