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Newcastle boss Pardew big fan of West Ham captain Nolan

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has paid tribute to former club captain Kevin Nolan.

Nolan returns to Newcastle today with West Ham United.

"We've got a different sort of mood in the changing room to the way Kevin was. Kevin was brilliant at this football club," Pardew said.

"We owe him a lot - all the players here - with the professionalism he brought and the winning mentality.

"But the players are generally a lot quieter than Kevin. We want players to be more vocal. I would like more Kevin Nolan's in my group.

"He's a very special sort of person in the changing room, and he brings that to whichever club he does to, that winning mentality, and that's why he's had such a fantastic career."

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