JOHN Carver has revealed Newcastle United legend Peter Beardsley has helped prepare the players for tomorrow’s game against Burnley.
Carver and first-team coach Steve Stone are in temporary charge, with Alan Pardew set to join Crystal Palace.
Beardsley, the club’s Under-21 coach, has also helped out with training and preparation for the game.
Carver has admitted things have been “hectic” since it became clear Pardew was on his way out.
He said: “Alan was the guy who brought me back to this club.
“I didn’t know him before he came here but we developed a close relationship.
“It’s been pretty hectic. As soon as I knew he was in talks with them, I had to get my head around preparing the team for Burnley.
“Burnley deserved their draw at Man City. They don’t look like a side at the bottom and the manager’s done a fantastic job.”