Newcastle United boss Joe Kinnear is full of praise for his Senegal fullback Habib Beye.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "I knew that Beye was a good player, but I did not realise just how good, and since I came here people have been telling me how he loves to get forward.

"There was no time for Habib to do this against Manchester City before he was sent off and against Sunderland he hardly got forward at all.

"But on Tuesday night he spent so much time in West Brom's last third of the field, and I thought he was great.

"He is clearly a quality player, and when he gets more games under his belt he will become fitter and get better."