Pardew: 'Blackpool Are Ahead Of Us In Fitness'

27 July 2013 10:24
Alan Pardew has told of his relief after Papiss Cisse decided he would wear the Newcastle United shirt after all.

Alan Pardew: “It’s been resolved.

“I’m very, very pleased. Papiss is in good condition.

“It (missing the Portugal tour) isn’t going to affect him.

"I will name a strong team at Bloomfield Road, but I’m going to leave four or five players behind to work on their fitness. But it will be a strong team.

“Blackpool are two weeks away from the start of their season.

“They’re 10 days ahead of us. I think that will show. It’ll be a good test for us.”

Source: Newcastle United Mad