Beardsley helps Newcastle United prepare for Burnley clash

Former Newcastle star Peter Beardsley
Former Newcastle star Peter Beardsley

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.”