Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has told Sam Allardyce he needs to rebuild the club's defence.

Allardyce has already released Titus Bramble, Craig Moore and Oguchi Onyewu, and wants to sell Celestine Babayaro.

Shearer said: "We need a new back four - there's no doubt about that. The best defender in the side is Steven Taylor. When he calms down he'll be a real asset."