The Magpies boss said “John has been there a long time and I am not too sure his budget is as small as he talks about,
“And I am sure there will be some banter before during and after the game.
“He’s a fantastic fellow and I really enjoyed playing against him even though he got the better of me the majority of the time.
“I am really going to enjoy pitting my wits against him. He’s done brilliantly at that club and has had a few years there.
“He’s got proper men behind him and they know how to win games.
“They are all in it together and they do it the right way.
“They get success and I am delighted for him. But I am hoping that we can make them stutter in what they are trying to do.
“It’s going to be a good game and he’s got them firing on all cylinders but we will be ready for them.”