Alan Pardew has talked today about the match against Leicester City on Saturday, and the under-fire manager is hoping the in-form Papiss Cisse, who started for Senegal in their surprise 1-0 loss to Tunisia last night, is in the form he has shown against both Hull and at Swansea, when he scored Newcastle’s two goals in each of those games.
Papiss Cisse – in action at Swansea in last game
In only three appearances this season in the league, Papiss has already doubled the number of Premier League goals he has scored compared to last season, when it took him 24 appearances to score his two league goals.
But that was when Loic Remy was our number one striker, and Papiss is now back as our number one, and he’s been in great form so far this season.
This is what Alan has said today, as he waits for Papiss to travel back from Africa today:
“You need to have somebody who can score goals in the Premier League. You need that cutting edge and somebody who is going to deliver for you.”
“He’s got that at the moment when we need it.” “I said that this team will benefit Papiss and Papiss will benefit us – hopefully that continues.”
“It’s four goals and it’s good going for him.”
The news on the injury front is quite good, with Krul, Janmaat and Dummett all expected to be fit for the game on Saturday, and great news today that Ryan Taylor may even be on the bench.
That would be a big boost for the team and the fans.
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