Newcastle Squad Tired – Pardew

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Alan Pardew talked about how tired his layers were after the win at Aston Villa on Tuesday night, and certainly Moussa Sissoko was tired when he came off after 79 minutes at Villa Park – after a tremendous first half display.

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Moussa Sissoko – put in good shift on Tuesday night

Sissoko, Gouffran and Yanga-Mbiwa were thrown in at the deep end on Tuesday night after only being at the club a few days , with the first two starting the game, and Yanga-Mbiwa coming on after 79 minutes in place of Moussa.

Alan Pardew talked about some of his players being tired:

“When you make your debut away from home in a pressurized situation like that, the adrenalin takes it out of you as well.” “It takes it out of your legs and there was a bit of that going on for Moussa. With that under their belts, the new boys will be better for Chelsea.”

“There has been a lot of tiredness in the camp because it was a heck of an effort at Aston Villa.” “However, the lads found the effort and the work-rate is much more advanced than in France.” “There were lads feeling stiff and awkward, but we still had plenty of time to recover and the extra day on Chelsea.”

Yoan Gouffran also played a good 74 minutes and showed skill and movement up front – and Yoan looks a good buy for the club.

That was only Newcastle’s second win in the last seven league games,  but only the third win in the last 14 league games including the loss at home to West Ham on 11th November.

So it’s small wonder we are in 15th place in the league table, and we need as many wins as we can get in our final 14 games of the season.

It would be nice to get our 3rd win in eight league games tomorrow against Chelsea.

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