Alan Pardew: 'Maritimo clash a must-win'

Pardew: 'Maritimo clash a must-win'
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Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew calls on his team to defeat Maritimo and secure their place in the next round after drawing with Club Brugge.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has insisted that their upcoming Europa League fixture against Maritimo is now a must-win after watching his side draw 2-2 at Club Brugge.

The Magpies remain top of Group D after picking up a point in Belgium, and can all but guarantee qualification to the next round by defeating the Portuguese club.

BBC Sport quotes Pardew as saying: "We are going to have to kick ourselves if we don't beat Maritimo at home, with all due respect to them.

"We have got ourselves in a great position and are looking to just wrap the league up perhaps with that win there, which is our next game."

Ivan Trickovski and Jesper Jorgensen put Club Brugge two goals to the good in tonight's game, but Vurnon Anita and Shola Ameobi found the net to rescue a point.

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