Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has assured Hatem Ben Arfa and Davide Santon their time will come.

The pair failed to get off the bench in victory at Wolves.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "It's not a headache, but a nice problem. I didn't use Ben Arfa because I thought with the pace of the game, and the way we were defending, we weren't going to get enough ball to him.

"Peter (Lonvenkrands) came on and did a sterling job.

"There'll be other games for Ben Arfa to come on, for sure, and Santon."