Newcastle boss Keegan: It's about life and death for Beye

Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan is delighted with the impact made by Senegal fullback Habib Beye since his return from African Nations Cup duty.

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Keegan has been hugely impressed by the former Marseille skipper, who was signed by predecessor Sam Allardyce last summer.

He said: "The guy is going out there looking like it's life and death almost. He has that attitude.

"Habib Beye has got tremendous athleticism. He is a good man around the dressing room, and I think you can tell the fans are really taking to him because they can see that commitment.

"There are a lot of things that get the crowd going here: one is exciting football, like the third goal against Reading on Saturday.

"The other is a good tackle, and Habib Beye can certainly do that."

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