Newcastle will play their first game in two weeks on Saturday at home to Leicester City, and will be hoping to record their first win of the season and move a couple of places up the table from our current 3rd bottom position.
Papiss Cisse in action at Swansea – two good goals
Papiss Cisse is the current wearer of the Newcastle number 9 jersey, that has been worn by some of our greatest ever strikers, including probably the best two ever – Jackie Milburn and Alan Shearer.
So Alan Shearer knows all about what it’s like to wear the jersey, and is Newcastle’s record goalscorer with 206 goals in 404 appearances for the Magpies during his fantastic career.
Papiss Cisse is in action for Senegal tonight in the African Cup of Nations, so we hope he comes through that game unscathed, and then he will be returning to training on Friday, for the very important game against Leicester City on Saturday.
This is what Alan has told the Chronicle about our current number 9:
“It’s good to see him back amongst the goals.” “He had a poor season last year.” “We know he can score them.”
“The one thing is keeping him fit and the other is keep on giving him chances.” “They are the two things we must try to do, because at the minute he looks like the only one who can score us goals.”
Cisse has already scored more Premier League goals this season than he did in the whole of last season.
Last season he scored two league goals in 24 appearances, and the Senegal man already has four goals in just three league appearances this season, so we are hoping this can turn out to be a great season for Papiss.
With Loic Remy having gone, Papiss is back as our main striker, and it could be that his ability to score the goals is the thing that can keep us in the Premier League this season, with very few other players showing they can score the goals for us.
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