Best reveals Toon frustration
Leon Best says he was not given a chance to prove himself under Alan Pardew at Newcastle following his move to Blackburn earlier this week.
Last Updated: 05/07/12 8:13am
Striker Leon Best says he was not given a chance to prove himself under Alan Pardew at Newcastle following his move to Blackburn earlier this week.
The 25-year-old, who hit 10 goals in 31 Premier League starts for the Magpies after joining from Coventry in February 2010, took a backseat to Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse at St James' Park.
Republic of Ireland international Best, who penned a four-year deal with Rovers on Monday, feels manager Pardew did not give him a fair chance on Tyneside.
He told The Sun: "I loved my time at Newcastle but there was also a lot of disappointment there.
"Last season I got a lot of assists alongside Demba Ba and got a few goals myself.
"No matter what you do, you still find yourself sitting on the bench.
"I love playing games and when you are sat on the bench it's not nice.
"I've never had a good run. Either injuries have hit, other strikers have come in or the boss hasn't given me a chance."