Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists he has no concerns over new signing Rob Elliot.

Elliot endured a tough debut at Nottingham Forest during the week, conceding three despite Newcastle's progress into the next round.

Pardew retains the utmost faith in the former Charlton Athletic stopper, though, insisting he is good enough to deputise for Tim Krul.

He said: "I have not had to say anything to him. He is a very, very good goalkeeper."