As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Newcastle boss Pardew delighted with Anita form

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has heaped praise on the form of Vurnon Anita.

The 24-year-old former Ajax midfielder has had to remain patient since his £6.7million switch to St James' in August 2012, but Pardew has kept a close eye on his development and is confident he can do a job for him.

He said: "It's been good for him because he has made himself stronger in the gym and he's had a little bit more time to reflect on some performances last year, where I think he struggled a little bit.

"This year, you have to pay tribute to him because he has been a lot, lot better and he is pushing for a place.

"I would expect him to get 20, 25 appearances this year and for a second year at a big club, that's a good start."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free