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Pardew hails return of 'iconic' players

February 22, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has hailed the return of his "iconic players" as the club prepare to take on Wolves this weekend.

French midfielder Yohan Cabaye is back from suspension, while Cheik Tiote is home again after playing for the Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup. A win would lift the Magpies up to fifth place and Pardew is delighted to have a strong squad again.

"Now I have my strongest squad to pick from since Man United," he said. "We've come through the period ...

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