Senegal striker Papiss Cisse is set for his first start at St James’ Park against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.
Newcastle’s new Senegal strike force – Ba and Cisse
The 26 year-old star striker has already played at St. James’ Park on his debut, in a game to remember, when the new number 9 scored a wonderful first goal for Newcastle that won the game against Aston Villa.
And we now hope that after training with Demba Ba for a couple more weeks, the new fantastic strike force that is Cisse and Ba up front for the Magpies, can show us what they can do against a poor Wolves side.
And Newcastle need not only win the game on Saturday, but the fans deserve a good solid performance from the lads, after losing their last game so horribly in London, and most of us have been in pain ever since.
But the defeat is now behind us, and with the lads still 6th top of the league, a win on Saturday could see us even climb higher in the league table.
This is what manager Alan Pardew had to say today about Papiss:
“It will be a full home debut, and our fans will be coming along to see how he performs.” “I’m pretty sure he isn’t going to let them down.”
“We come in against a team who haven’t got a manager in place.” “We have to expect one may be on the sidelines on Saturday.”
“That would give an impact to Wolves. More importantly, a win would leave us in fifth place.”
Wolves are taking their time in appointing am manager, and the new name now in the mix is Reading’s Brian McDermott, who just so happens to be a close friend of Alan Pardew.
Wolves’ Assistant Manager Terry Connor has been told to get the side ready for the game at Newcastle, but they could still have their new manager in the stands watching on Saturday, and that will be an incentive for the Wolves players.
With Wolves being a Premier League club, the vacancy has generated interest and the news today is that Ray Wilkins, Ian Holloway, Lee Clark have all expressed an interest, and former Sunderland, Wigan and Birmingham manager Steve Bruce, has already been interviewed for the job.
Whether Wolves get a new manager by Saturday or not, the lads need to somehow collect the win at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon, and that will give us 45 points from our 26 league games – not too bad at all.