North-East latest: Pardew praises Newcastle scorer; Sunderland signing wants chance

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Pardew praises Dummett

Alan Pardew has praised Newcastle United's winning goalscorer Paul Dummett after his performance last night.

Dummett popped up in the closing stages of extra-time to provide Newcastle with a win in the League Cup against Crystal Palace and Pardew says that he is a player who he can trust. 

“Paul does what it says on the tin – he’s a good tackler, good in the air and getting better going forward," he told the Sunderland Echo. 

Emmanuel Riviere goals to serve as a boost

Alan Pardew believes that Emmanuel Riviere's first two goals for the club will help provide him with a much needed confidence boost.

The striker had not found the net since arriving at St. James' Park in the summer, but he was in fine form last night and Pardew believes that the Frenchman can kick on now. 

“I’m so pleased for Manu," Pardew said to the Sheids Gazette. "He’s worked tirelessly for the team without getting a goal, so that will be a massive lift for him."

Buckley wants chance

Will Buckley says that he hasn't come to Sunderland to sit on the bench.

The winger arrived on Wearside after a summer move from Brighton and he is hoping to make an impact in the Premier League.

“Obviously I’ve come here and I want to play. I’ve been bought to produce," he said to the Chronicle. 

“Hopefully I can get minutes in the Premier League to show that."

Poyet wants Rodwell to provide threat

Gus Poyet has revealed that he is aiming to make Jack Rodwell a threat in the opposition box. 

The Black Cats manager signed Rodwell for £10 million from Manchester City over the summer and he is trying to mould him into the player to best help the team now. 

"He can give us the presence in the box," Poyet said to the Shields Gazette.

“He did that plenty at Burnley and that’s something we’re looking for him to give us."

Karanka wants good form to continue

Aitor Karanka says that if Middlesbrough keep up their good standard of performances they will be in a good position.

'Boro have won their last four league matches and took Liverpool to penalties in the League Cup during midweek and Karanka believes it has been a promising run of form for his side. 

“If we continue playing in this way we are going to be in a very good position in the table," he said to the Gazette. 

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