Wednesday, 30th April, 2014

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed that the match against Premier League strugglers Cardiff City on Saturday is going to be a "massive" one for his team.

The Magpies have failed to register a single win in their last six league matches, as a result of which the fan support has diminished significantly for the 52-year-old.

With club owner Mike Ashley to decide on the former West Ham United manager's future when they meet at the end of the season, Pardew will be hoping to strengthen his cause by ending the season on a high.

"It's a massive game for us", the manager was quoted as saying by ITV.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have their own problems to settle as they fight to ensure Premier League survival, with the Welsh side sitting bottom of the table.

However, Pardew believes that the situation is not entirely different for his side as well.

"If Cardiff fans think, 'Newcastle are in the top 10 – what have they got to worry about?' – well, we have got a lot to worry about after the recent run.

"It's as big a game for us as it is for them."

The Magpies travel to Anfield on 11th May to take on Liverpool before the season finally comes to an end.

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