Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists they'll be stronger next season.

Pardew feels his team will be stronger for the experience this time around.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "Our season has been difficult, but we have come through it. I don't care what anybody says, getting over the line with some of the misfortune we have had is an achievement.

"We have had three cruciate injuries and no other club has had that.

"We missed key players at QPR - Sissoko, Shola Ameobi, Tim Krul and Davide Santon.

"All year we have had that, but we still got over the line. That is the main thing."