Pardew: Still more to come from Remy

The French striker netted his eighth goal in as many matches at St James' Park, but his manager believes he is yet to reach his full potential
Alan Pardew insists there is more to come from Loic Remy after the Frenchman found the net once more as Newcastle saw off Norwich 2-1 at St. James’ Park.

Remy netted his eighth goal of the campaign as he headed home from Yohan Cabaye’s corner in just the second minute to continue his hot streak in front of goal.

But Pardew remains adamant that the Newcastle faithful have yet to see the striker reach his peak.

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“He still needs to learn,” the Magpies boss told reporters.

“There were times today where he could have set his team-mates up and he needs to learn when to pass.”

The Newcastle boss admitted that it was a less than vintage display from his side, but he was still happy with the application shown by his players.

“We looked a little bit tired in the second half,” he added. “I thought we were good off the ball today, it was with the ball we weren’t at our best.

“We have a really good group here, they were committed to winning today and the only agenda I set them today was to win.

“I’m as pleased tonight as when we won at Spurs.”

Meanwhile Norwich boss Chris Hughton was left lamenting a poor opening half as his side slumped to their fourth away defeat in a row.

The former Newcastle manager was pleased with his side’s response but said the damage was already done after a disastrous opening half.

“You can’t afford to be 2-0 at half-time, and certainly not one down in the opening minutes,” he insisted.

“That’s the frustrating part of the game, there was nothing over-elaborate about their opening goal.

“We’ve shown a little bit of pride and a little bit of commitment to come back in the second period.”