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Newcastle boss Pardew: Which Wigan will turn up?

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew expects a tough test today against Wigan Athletic.

Roberto Martinez's side having boosted their own confidence significantly with a surprisingly comprehensive FA Cup quarter-final victory over Everton last weekend, they will be able to take nothing for granted.

Pardew said: "Roberto has a side that he perhaps even himself scratches his head at at times.

"They were unbelievable last week. It was perhaps one of the stand-out results of the year, and I don't think anyone in the game expected them to win quite as emphatically as they did.

"And yet on other occasions, they have not been at their best. You can get a team like that, a kind of inconsistent team, but I am sure now he is looking for consistency just to get them over the line."

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