Alan Pardew hails squad depth

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew praises his squad's depth after a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has praised the depth of his squad after they picked up their fourth win in a row on Saturday.

The Magpies moved up to fifth in the Premier League table after beating West Brom 2-1.

Pardew has expressed his delight at the players available to him, describing them as "quality".

"The group is very, very strong. There's a real good feeling in there," Pardew told reporters. "Everybody is fit and available, so your Yohan Cabayes and Colos (Fabricio Coloccini) can look around and see quality - quality not even involved today.

"We've got a strength in depth that we didn't have when we finished fifth two years ago.

"I'm just really proud of the players. I think they should be very proud of themselves in terms of their work ethic."

Newcastle next face Swansea City on Wednesday night.

Shola Ameobi of Newcastle in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Fulham at the St James Park on August 31, 2013
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