Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew urged the Toon Army not to dwell on their thrashing at Manchester City.

Pardew - who spent Tuesday in the south of France for transfer talks with Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear - is confident that his players will deliver against West Ham United.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "Really and truly it is about the next 37 games - particularly the two at home. We need points on the board.

"It will be a better measure for us after West Ham and Fulham. Judge us after that."

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