Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hopes the versatility of his players will help see them through a potentially thrilling conclusion to the season.

Pardew has been forced to make do in recent weeks with winger Jonas Gutierrez lining up at left-back in the 1-0 Barclays Premier League win over Norwich last weekend, a game in which Yohan Cabaye played in four different positions and full-back James Perch started in midfield.

Many of the changes have been forced on Pardew, but some have been tactical, and he is delighted to have that flexibility within what is a relatively small squad. He said: "You have to remember that when you have had success, teams are going to come and nullify you and start working on ways to beat you, and you have got to keep asking different questions."

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