Magpies speak out on allegations

There has been no suggestion that Nolan and Magpies team-mate Andy

Carroll, who is staying at the property, used the drug and

Newcastle have insisted neither player was aware of it being taken.

The club statement said: “The club notes the story in News Of The

World today and has passed the matter to its legal advisers. “Kevin

Nolan and Andy Carroll categorically deny having any knowledge that

drugs had been brought onto the premises and are pleased that the

paper does not even allege that they were aware of the presence of

drugs. “Neither player would ever contemplate taking drugs or

condone the use of such substances.” The club also confirmed they

and the players would co-operate with any police investigation.