Brilliant Europa League draw for Newcastle says Pardew

ALAN Pardew says Newcastle United have had a “brilliant draw” in the Europa League.

The Magpies have been matched with Club Brugge, Bordeaux and Maritimo in the group stage.

United have avoided any lengthy journey’s to Eastern Europe.

“It’s been a brilliant draw for us, logistically,” said Pardew. “All three draws are great, and our fans will love the cities as well. Hopefully, we’ll have a few following us.”

FIXTURES: September 20 Maritimo (a), October 4 Bordeaux (h), October 25 Brugge (h), November 8 Brugge (a), November 22 Maritimo (h), December 6 Bordeaux (a).