ALAN Pardew paid an impromptu visit to Newcastle United’s reserve-team dressing room after Peter Beardsley’s side overcame Everton.
And the post-match talk lifted his young players, according to coach Beardsley.
First-half goals from Ryan Donaldson and Phil Airey gave a youthful Newcastle side a 2-1 win over Alan Stubbs’ Everton yesterday afternoon.
Pardew watched the game from the sidelines with his staff before gathering Beardsley’s players for debriefing.
“The manager came in at the end of the game and spoke for three or four minutes, and what he said was outstanding,” Beardsley told SportMail.
“It was so, so positive – it was brilliant. I know he’s watched them a lot, but he came in and gave them such a lift, it was fantastic.”
United struck twice inside the first quarter of an hour, but a mistake from James Tavernier on his return from a loan spell at Gateshead saw Conor McAleny pull one back.
A well-contested second-half was goalless, and Beardsley was pleased with his side’s performance.
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