Newcastle boss Pardew wary of well prepared Metalist Kharkiv

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew knows they're in for a Europa League test against Metalist Kharkiv.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew knows they're in for a Europa League test against Metalist Kharkiv.

The Ukrainians have been in the Northeast since the weekend and played a friendly at Whitley Bay last night.

Pardew said: “The fact that Metalist are here already and playing Whitley Bay on Sunday gives some suggestion about how they are approaching it.

“That is a real professional approach and it means they are going to be here six or seven days for this fixture.

“So we know where it is on their agenda and we are going to have to make sure it is as high on our agenda.”

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