Pardew admits poor run unsettling Newcastle

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits the club has been shaken by their poor run of form.

Pardew has admitted Newcastle have been "humbled" by recent poor results - and called for a response to start against Maritimo.

He said: "We have been humbled. But we have got to keep going. I don't want confidence suffering.

"I think when you've been humbled, there's only one way to respond. On Thursday, and on Sunday, I expect my team to respond.

"It would help us no end to get senior players back. That will arm me and make us stronger. We are humble at the moment."

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