It would be inappropriate if I didn't speak to him a little more candidly than I'm talking to you, Pardew told reporters. We have a good respect for each other, looked each other in the eye and told each other the truth.
He's OK. I'll take him to Exeter with no concern really about his playing ability, said Pardew. He's fit and well. He was hurt by the situation but the media have been very supportive and he's found that a comfort, so he'll be OK.