Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has warned Fulham striker Darren Bent of a Geordie welcome today.

The England striker turned down a move to St James' Park, and the opportunity to work with Pardew again, when he chose a loan deal at Craven Cottage, rather than a return to the North East.

Pardew said: "We made an effort to sign him and he chose not to come so I'm sure our fans will be pleased to see him."

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