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Newcastle boss Pardew pleased to draw Leeds in Cup

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has welcomed their Capital One Cup draw with Leeds United.

Newcastle's reward for victory over Morecambe is a home tie against Sky Bet Championship Leeds in the third round, and that will re-unite Pardew with Brian McDermott, the man to whom he gave his big chance during his time at Reading.

He said: "My old mate Brian McDermott is there and I will be looking forward to welcoming him, and I'm sure Leeds will be looking forward to coming to us.

"The thing I am most relieved about is the home tie, thank God for that. I think it's the first one I've had since I've been here!"

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