Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has hailed the depth of his squad.

Pardew admits the team spirit within the squad is the best he's seen.

"Someone said to me recently that, one to 11, I must be delighted. I told them I was delighted with one to 22. I really am," he told the Sunday Sun.

"Guys like James Perch, Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor, before he got injured, have been great.

"Shane Ferguson has come in and done great in his cameos. Shola Ameobi has had a great season, although he's obviously not going to win player of the year, but he's made a fantastic impact.

"I can't think of a negative within the squad. As a manager, I cannot remember the last time this has happened to me. It's fantastic."