Pardew admits Newcastle selection dilemma this week

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew doesn't know how he'll handle his team selection this week.

Toon head to Ukraine for Thursday’s Europa League last-32 second-leg clash against Metalist Kharkiv with the tie balanced at 0-0.

And then they have a crunch Premier League showdown with fellow strugglers Southampton at St James’ Park on Sunday.

Boss Pards said: “We have to sit down and make sure we get team selection right.

“Southampton is a huge game and so is the second leg of this tie.

“We know there’s a tail-off of energy from Thursday to Sunday.”

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