Alan Pardew asks for fans patience

Newcastle United manager Alan PardewNewcastle United manager Alan Pardew has urged fans to keep faith in the club after patchy start to the season.

Pardew’s men face new difficulties this term trying to balance a league campaign with the added fixture congestion of European football and already have large list of injuries to contend with.

Southampton’s ex boss spoke to The Journal, “We have done okay. We have had a decent start and we’re looking forward to the Everton game.

“The international break does not help any of the squads or the managers to build continuity. I look at all the teams and there is the odd game where you play well, but no one has really hit top form, although you could argue Chelsea hit the road running.

“After ten games is when you can judge whether or not you have made a good start to the season, a bad start or just an indifferent start – and at the moment we are just getting going.”