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."