Given: "Alan has always said it wouldn't mean much. But Jackie Milburn is a legend in these parts and to score that many goals and for Alan to pass him is an unbelievable achievement.
"He is up there with the legends not just in Newcastle, but in world football.
"People say he is pretty boring in front of the camera. But in the changing room he is a great guy to have around the place.
"He is always joking and keeps the team spirit up when it has been down a lot this season."