Newcastle boss Pardew excited by Bigirimana debut

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is delighted with what he's seen from Gael Bigirimana.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is delighted with what he's seen from Gael Bigirimana.

Pardew believes that 18-year-old Bigirimana will continue to get “better and better” as the weeks go on following his promising Premier League debut against Aston Villa.

He told the Evening Chronicle: “It was a tough game to come into.

“He came in at a time when we weren’t playing well.

“That is difficult for a young player.

“I hummed and harred about sticking him on if I am honest. But he was terrific.”

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