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Newcastle boss Pardew insists he's right man in charge

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists he's the right man in charge.

Newcastle are just five points above the drop zone with three games left and go to West Ham United on Saturday to face former boss Sam Allardyce and ex-player Andy Carroll.

But Pardew insisted: "I have no problem getting the flak, I accept that.

"The only way I can put it right is next week and make sure I have a team that enters the pitch at West Ham confident it is going to win.

"The start at West Ham is going to be a key part of our game, because if we start like we did against Liverpool, we are going to find ourselves in a lot of trouble.

"That performance was not one of my team's. My teams are renowned for being organised and being on the front foot and you could not say that about my team against Liverpool.

"I will take responsibility for that. But I genuinely believe we have enough in that dressing room and enough quality in my staff to get the points that we need.

"It was a difficult day today and we have had difficult days in the past.

"But if I don't get a response from the playing staff then I will be deeply disappointed."

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