Pardew: Kiely Saved Baggies

Last updated : 06 January 2008 By Paul Crisp
Kiely, who spent seven years at The Valley under Alan Curbishley, made a number of saves which kept his current side in Monday's fourth round draw.

"Dean played really well," said Pardew. "We fired some fast shots at him and he made them stick.

"Making our old boys look good is getting to be a little bit of a habit of ours at the minute - even our programme editor made a point of highlighting Lisbie's performance in the last game, which I was pleased about..." he joked.

Pardew was also full of praise for his own side, who bounced back from a poor performance against Colchester, with one full of energy and commitment against the Baggies.

They took the lead in the second minute through Zheng Zhi, but Ishmael Miller levelled ten minutes before half time.

Kelly Youga made his Charlton debut at left-back, and Pardew was quick to make another joke in his post-match press conference.

"I turned to all my staff on the bench and said we'd have to send all our players to Scunthorpe because the coaching is obviously better there,"

"He's come back and done terrifically well, it's almost like getting a new player.

"Kelly went away an inexperienced young professional, and has come back well coached, stronger, confident, and I thought he showed that.

The two sides will now meet again at The Hawthorns on Tuesday January 15th with a 7.45pm kick off.