Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been speaking about how he now feels ready to focus on Europe after the club's new signings.
The signings, made in the January transfer window, are thought to have significantly strengthened the Newcastle side and have helped inspire a recent premier league revival.
The club play Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv tonight.
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