- Fri Aug 11 1:32 PM
has not featured in pre-season with a thigh injury he was struggling with at the end of last term, one which forced him off just 25 minutes into his country's win over Azerbaijan.
|Tough for us today [and] tough for my players in particular because in terms of the game plan and delivering it, I couldn't really ask for any more,
It was unfortunate to lose Jonny Evans at that stage - he just couldn't move, he'd been ill all week,
said Pardew. He cramped up - I think he if stayed on we would have won.
Grzegorz came and apologised to me and my staff on Tuesday, which is unusual,
That's some way off, wherever that is going, but he is contesting that,
said Pardew. He's been a great pro and he's very level-headed, so we haven't seen too much of a change in his attitude to training.