Vuckic To Miss Out

26 December 2011 11:25
Alan Pardew is hoping reuniting Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote in midfield can fire Newcastle United back to winning ways at the Reebok.

The contribution of Haris Vuckic on Wednesday took the eye, but the Slovenia international will make way as Pardew reshuffles his team.

Alan Pardew: “Yohan’s been a very, very important player for us.

“Having Cabaye next to Cheick makes a big difference for our team. They’ve been absolutely brilliant this year.

“I thought the Swansea game had a little bit of an impact on him.

“He hadn’t really trained, but that would have done him good.

“He had to really work hard. He’s had a good rest, and he’ll be raring to go at Bolton.

"Owen Coyle’s side are one of those teams at home that can undo anybody on their day. We have to be wary of that.

“Whatever is written and said, we’re seventh in the division, and we’re three points above Stoke, who are meant to be having a fantastic season.

“We’re still in a great position, and we want to protect that.

“The only way you can do that is by winning games. It’s about the next game. We can’t dwell on West Brom – we’ve got to move on.”