Pardew team sheet pleases secretary

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says his secretary was pleased to type up this week's team sheet as it was full of first-team players.

Pardew has been forced to field his young players in recent weeks due to several injuries, but says his team is almost back to full strength for Tuesday's clash with Aston Villa.

He also says the Magpies, who have added five players during the January transfer window, "accelerated" some signings they may otherwise have looked to make in the summer.

The former West Ham boss adds that he is pleased captain Fabricio Coloccini is staying at Newcastle having previously expressed a desire to leave.

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