Pardew warns against Newcastle complacency

Alan Pardew
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ALAN Pardew is determined that there’s no complacency at St James’s Park tomorrow – on or off the pitch.

Newcastle will take on Norwich City looking for a third successive Premier League victory after memorable wins over Chelsea and Tottenham.

What’s more, Pardew’s ninth-placed side kept clean sheets against both teams without captain Fabricio Coloccini, who is pushing for a recall after recovering from a groin injury.

“We’ve also got Steven Taylor and Sadio (Massadio Haidara) available, so there’s real competition in the back four which I didn’t have two or three weeks ago,” Pardew said.

“As I say, the picture is great today, but the picture needs to be really, really good on Tuesday with three points in the bag.

“It’s no good me talking it up. My message to fans is not to be complacent as well and think we’re going to win.

“They need to give us the backing that they can. If we can respond to that, we’ll find ourselves in a good position.”

Defender Paul Dummett (hamstring), however, is not expected to be involved.

“We’ve got everybody fit with the exception of Paul Dummett, who probably isn’t available for this particular game,” added Pardew.