Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has rapped Alan Pardew over his team selection for their FA Cup defeat to Brighton.
Shearer wrote in The Sun: "Iâ€™ve got no complaints about the result, because the better team won on the day.
"Letâ€™s face it, Brighton were a million miles better on this occasion.
"And I know Premier League survival has to be Pardewâ€™s No 1 priority, but I still feel he could have put out a stronger team.
"You read that Cisse and Coloccini were not considered because they were carrying â€śminor knocksâ€ť.
"But they should be fit by next weekend â€” and it makes you think they could have played at a push.
"At least put them on the bench, the way Manchester United did with Van Persie and company, so you can try to turn it round if things are going wrong."