By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor
Alan Pardew reflected on the closure of the transfer window and the international break when he spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon.
The Newcastle boss also backed Shola Ameobi to play in next summer's World Cup and looked back at the previous night's Steve Harper charity match as he looked ahead to the weekend's game against Aston Villa.
And he revealed that he had an almost fully-fit squad for the trip to Villa Park. nufcTV subscribers can watch the full interview here.