Blackpool (a) Friendly
A Yohan Cabaye corner was
cleared and the same player took a quick throw-in on the United right before
swapping passes with Moussa Sissoko and sending a deep cross into the Blackpool
"There's been no problem (with JFK). Joe's job is to make sure that I get the support I need and he's trying to do everything he can to do that.
"It's obvious at the moment that we need a player or two and hopefully he can do that. We're in good shape. We've got a strong squad, but we just need a little tip over the edge to give us that depth that we need.
"It's a good win for us - we defended well at times and had two or three good opportunities to get a second goal. I thought it was a good day's work.
"I think we're in good shape
physically and it's just about getting the right balance in the team.
"He has looked in really good fettle, and he will have half a
game, at least, at St Mirren.
"It was a taxing situation for him but he is fine. We are a resilient bunch, in football. You have to bounce back in our world, or you'll be in trouble.
"Papiss can play a big role for us this coming season, and I
fully expect him to kick on and make a positive contribution. He was a
little bit isolated at times last season, on his own up front. But if he can
get a relationship going with whoever might be alongside him, I can see him
"It was a really good workout
against a really strong Newcastle team. They have some really good players,
their movement was terrific. What it does is get the boys to up their game.
Some of the levels haven’t been great this pre-season, but they were
Shola Ameobi made it three pre-season
goals in as many games as Newcastle won their second friendly in four outings on
a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon in Lancashire.