Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has told goalkeeper Jak Alnwick to forget his White Hart Lane nightmare and make himself a derby hero.
The 21-year-old, who has been thrown in at the deep end in the wake of injuries to Tim Krul and Rob Elliot, endured a difficult evening as Tottenham put four past him, the first as a result of his own howler, in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup quarter-final.
To make matters worse, he suffered a shoulder injury which initially threatened his participation in Sunday's...
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has ordered Geordie boy Steven Taylor not to allow the derby atmosphere to get to him as he plots victory over Sunderland.
The Magpies head into Sunday's pre-Christmas showdown at St James' Park desperately looking to avoid a fourth successive defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals and intent on righting the wrongs of back-to-back 3-0 home defeats at the hands of the Black Cats with a victory.
Pardew's current squad, despite its cosmopolitan nature, has the most sizeable...