Newcastle boss wary of tough Hull test

UNDER FIRE ... Newcastle boss Alan Pardew.
UNDER FIRE ... Newcastle boss Alan Pardew.
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NEWCASTLE boss Alan Pardew has warned his players not to waste last Sunday’s morale-boosting success against Aston Villa when they visit Hull tomorrow.

Hull came from behind to win 3-2 at St James’s Park earlier this season, and Pardew is understandably wary of Steve Bruce’s 11th-placed side.

Newcastle – eighth in the Premier League – are looking to close the gap on Everton and Manchester United above them in the table.

“This is a tough place to go,” said Pardew. “They’ve only conceded 10 goals all year.

“They’ve only been beaten four times at home. This is a tough game for us.

“But we mustn’t think we’ve beaten Villa and everything’s OK.”

In his pre-match Press conference, Pardew said Bruce was a candidate for the Premier League’s manager of the season honour.