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Best has confidence in Magpies' forwards

Newcastle United forward Leon Best believes the club’s remaining strikers will be able to step up following the departure of Andy Carroll.

Carroll left St James' Park in a £35 million deal on transfer deadline day, joining league rivals Liverpool.

The departure of Newcastle’s No.9 means more playing time for the 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international, and the chance to continue his striker partnership with Shola Ameobi.

"It's good working with Shola, he can change a game at any time - as can all of the strikers,” Best told the Evening Chronicle.

"The manager does like to work on things and he did a bit extra with me and Shola at the end of training.

"It's good. It brings me and Shola together on and off the field."

Talking about the club’s other strikers Best added: "They are all different in their own way. I played with Pete [Lovenkrands] when I got my hat-trick and with Shola at Sunderland.

"It's a pleasure playing with any of them."
 
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