Pardew: 'It's Been Tough On Ranger'

08 December 2012 10:20
Alan Pardew has told his young players they may have to go out on loan to learn their trade.

Alan Pardew: "When this (Europa League) comes around in February, I am hoping to have a stronger position in the Premier League and to have a stronger squad to pick from, certainly stronger than I had tonight (against BORDEAUX).

"A few of those young players, like Nile Ranger (pictured right)he has only had one reserve game and that was a bit tough on him.

"But we felt he deserved the right to play a game and he has trained well.

"But certainly looking at my group there, I think they need to learn a little bit more about this game away from the black and white and the pressure of the jersey here and the level we are playing at.

"I will probably look at loaning a few of those who played tonight, hopefully after January when I have got a stronger position in the squad.

"The pitch was difficult. They play rugby on that pitch and it was heavy on the legs.

"I thought they coped better with the pitch and they were the better side and they deserved to win."

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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