Pardew Tells Players To Put Newcastle First!
Alan Pardew is determined to protect his strikers and he blocks international call-ups. Pardew is left with just three strikers Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands and Nile Ranger and he wants all three to keep out of trouble. 19-year-old Ranger and 24-year-old Best will not fulfil their expected international commitments this week having been withdrawn from the England Under-20 squad and the Republic of Ireland senior set-up. Best limped off with a tight hamstring at the end of Saturday's epic encounter, and while Ranger finished the game, both have been withdrawn as a precaution.
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