Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is delighted with the progress made in 2012.

Pardew is especially pleased with the young players that have been introduced.

The 50-year-old said: "The biggest progress we have is stability at the football club because the results and the way we have conducted ourselves here at the training ground have suggested that hopefully we can have a period where the manager stays in place and we can build the team.

"We have brought young players to the club - Davide Santon, Haris Vuckic, Hatem Ben Arfa, people like that, young players who we can build on."