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Hull keeper Harper: Carver can handle Newcastle in Pardew absence

Hull City goalkeeper Steve Harper says Newcastle United will be in good hands with John Carver in charge on matchday.

Harper keeps his former side close to his heart, with Newcastle going through a rough patch at present after Alan Pardew's stadium and touchline ban for head-butting David Meyler.

"John's very experienced having done it all before and I'm sure he will be well briefed," Harper told BBC Newcastle.

"Alan's punishment is about par, I think it could have been a little bit worse.

"John obviously knows the club inside-out and whether as a full-time manager or caretaker, he understands what to do in that role too.

"Now it's time for Newcastle to look forward. I hope it goes well this weekend [away at Fulham], both with my Newcastle and Hull caps on."

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