Alan: I'd Like To Keep Matt

Alan Pardew says he was impressed with Matthew Kilgallon's performance on Wednesday at White Hart Lane - and would like to keep him until the end of the season.

Matthew slotted in alongside Christian Dailly at Spurs in the absence of Ian Pearce and Tomas Repka - both of whom are available on Saturday - and Alan says:

"He has come here as a centre half but has not played there since he has been with is, so it was an opportunity to see him.

"He is young and very quick which is a real asset in today's football; I quite like the look of him and thought he did terrific on the night.

"He made one or two errors but he is at an age where he is going to make those.

"As he gets older he will get better and I certainly think it would be nice to keep him here until the end of the season.

"He is certainly going to be nearer the first team here than he is at Leeds so I am hoping he decides to stay. "We will have to address that one soon."

As for the game overall, he concludes:

"I was disappointed we didn't win the game; for an away team to carve out the three or four chances that we did, excellent ones at that, means you expect to take them.

"Their goalkeeper has played excellently, making a couple of good saves from Hutch and Jermain, that have kept them in it.

"We have defended well and we have looked disciplined and well organised.

"It was two sides that were 'put together' a little bit so you were relying on personality and character, which we showed an abundance of.

"But the bottom line is that I want to win games - and I didn't win."