Newcastle boss Pardew has big plans for "technician" Anita

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has big plans for Vurnon Anita next season.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has big plans for Vurnon Anita next season.

Ex-Ajax star Anita did manage to make 37 appearances for the Magpies, but many of them were in bit-part roles, and the midfielder lost his place in the Holland squad.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: “I think it’s been a year where Vurnon’s had to adapt in a team that’s not done well and wasn’t playing its best football.

“He’s suffered because of the injuries we’ve had as much as everybody else.

“He’s a great technician with the ball, and he’ll be better next year. We’ll be looking to him to push on next year.”

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