FURIOUS skipper Alan Shearer has revealed the anger he felt after Newcastle were dumped out of the FA Cup at the first attempt.

The Magpies were beaten 3-2 by First Division Wolves on Sunday and Shearer was disgusted at the way some of his teammates failed to live up to their names.

"It's disappointing for the club," said Shearer, who put his side back into the contest with a penalty to make the score 2-2 at half-time. "The players are disappointed, and the fans who have come a long way in their numbers haven't had a lot to shout about.

"It's not nice when you are on the receiving end of a shock and it hurts when 11 players aren't going in the right direction."

Shearer, 32, who is desperate to lead Newcastle to silverware before he retires, revealed his frustration at the fact Newcastle will not be lifting the FA Cup - adding further woe to the final defeats in 1998 and 1999.

"It's very annoying, but they wanted it more than we did so we got what we deserved," said the captain.

"They were up for the game from the very first whistle, but after recovering from a two-goal deficit without playing really well we should have gone on in the second half and taken the game to them.

"But we didn't, and after we conceded the third goal we didn't show enough character to win the game and that's the upsetting thing."

Substitute Lomana LuaLua, meanwhile, echoed Shearer's sentiments. He went on as a 76th minute substitute at Molineux and the tricky forward revealed it was frustrating watching from the sidelines as many players failed to reach their peaks.

The Zaire-born striker, who had an effort cleared off the line just seconds after coming on, said: "I feel really hurt when I had to sit and watch certain players walking around the pitch instead of working hard for the team. I also feel hurt for our supporters."

Meanwhile, it is understood Barcelona's Michael Reiziger has been touting himself for a move to St James' Park.

The Dutch defender is out of favour at the Nou Camp and is desperate for a move to the Premiership.

Reiziger, who has previously been a target of Manchester United, could be lined up by Newcastle on a loan deal, with a view to a permanent move.

* Forgotten Newcastle full-back Wayne Quinn has rejoined Division One Sheffield United on a month's loan, writes Clive Hetherington.

Quinn moved to Tyneside from Bramall Lane on loan two years ago before a £1m deal was agreed a month later.

This season, Quinn has made only one appearance for the Magpies, coming on as a substitute in the Champions League qualifying victory in Zeljeznicar in August.

He is eligible to play for the Blades in their Worthington Cup semi-final against Liverpool tomorrow.

* Newcastle's rearranged home game against Bolton has been confirmed for a fortnight tomorrow 7.45. Last night's home reserve game against Everton was off.

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