Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists there's no problems inside the dressing room over their French contingent.

The most recent arrivals have taken the Magpies' French contingent up to 11, and former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier has voiced the opinion that the presence of so many players from one country could create an imbalance within the dressing room.

However, Pardew dismissed his concerns.

He said: "I don't see it as any problem. It's just about getting good players, and we need good players. Hopefully we have done that."