Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits he knows little about Europa League opponents

Alan Pardew: In the dark about Europa League opponents

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits he does not know much about their Europe League opponents Metalist Kharkiv.

United will host the first leg before a trip to Ukraine in the second and Metalist will be tough opponents - they won their qualifying group.

Asked what he knew about their next opponents, Pardew said: "Not much, really.

"I do know it's a long journey, I've had a look at that, and they won their group, so it's a tough agenda for us.

"It's a tough draw in terms of travel; the opposition, I know very little about. I can't even comment on that until such time as we do some studying."

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