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Published: 15:34 | 28/4/16

Pardew wants Newcastle to survive

Alan Pardew is 'desperate' for Newcastle to remain in the Premier League but he will be hoping his Crystal Palace take all three points when they travel to St James' Park on Saturday.

Pardew spent four years at the club before leaving to join Crystal Palace in December 2014 and this weekend will be the first time he has brought a team to St James' Park since his departure.

Newcastle are second from bottom in the Premier League table but they have played a game more than Sunderland and Norwich City and defeat to Crystal Palace would severely harm their changes to remaining in the top flight.

The Eagles, however, are still not mathematically safe and, while he does not want them to drop down to the Championship, Pardew will be hoping to take all three points on his return to Tyneside.

"I loved managing Newcastle. I had some great times there and some difficult ones," he said.

"They've improved under Rafa Benitez. He's managed at the very top of the game. Of course I want them to stay up. I'm desperate they stay up.

"Having said that, my job is to get the three points for Crystal Palace. The atmosphere will be red hot and their team has improved. It's a tough ask to try to win there."

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