Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has insisted he never meant to encourage the club's fans to travel to Wigan without tickets.

Earlier this week, Pardew urged supporters to turn up in force at the DW Stadium for Saturday's Barclays Premier League fixture in which the Magpies will attempt to secure a seventh successive victory.

However, he is adamant he was not suggesting people travel without tickets or try to find seats among the home fans, and added: "I would like to apologise to anyone who may have misinterpreted the comments I made about our supporters travelling to Wigan on Saturday."

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