Newcastle boss Pardew: Derby on our mind

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says their Europa League tie with Benfica will not affect Sunday's derby against Sunderland.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says their Europa League tie with Benfica will not affect Sunday's derby against Sunderland.

Whatever happens on Thursday evening, Pardew and his players will have to be ready to go again three days later for a derby encounter which matters more than any other fixture.

However, he has no worries that they will be.

He said: "Sunday takes care of itself. We know what it's about."

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