Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is excited to have a fully fit Sylvain Marveaux to call upon.

After six months out with groin injury, the French winger was one of the star men in the 2-1 win over SC Braga.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "I do think he is going to have a much bigger season for us if he can stay fit.

"Marveaux was the pick of the bunch. There were moments of class he produced on the pitch."