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Loic Remy offers support to struggling Toon teammate

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Loic Remy has given Newcastle United team-mate Papiss Cisse his full backing to rekindle his goalscoring form. 

Cisse, who made a fantastic start to his Premier League career after joining the Magpies in January 2012, has struggled to find the back of the net of late.

The Senegal international only managed to score eight Premier League goals last season, following that up with just a single goal this term - his solitary strike coming against Leeds in the Capital One Cup. 

In contrast Remy has netted six goals in seven appearances since making the season-long loan move to St. James' Park from Championship outfit QPR. 

"I think Papiss is a very good player," Remy told Sky Sports. "He showed a lot of things when he arrived and he scored a lot of good goals and a lot of important goals, but without the struggle there is no success.

"Sometimes when I was at Marseille I was the same. I went a long time without scoring and it is frustrating for a forward to go through those patches, but I think he just needs one goal to start again and find his confidence."

Remy's potent form in front of goal was maintained last weekend, scoring the second in Newcastle's shock 2-0 victory over Chelsea. 

Magpies manager Alan Pardew has expressed his desire to sign the Frenchman on a permanent basis, after the forward rejected the club last year in favour of a move to Harry Redknapp's QPR. 

Remy continued: "It's difficult when you are not scoring because you can maybe try too hard, but I know how he feels because I have been in that situation before.

"I'm not worried about Papiss, I think he just needs one goal and he will find his confidence again.

"He needs to get it as soon as possible for the team, but also for himself and then we will see the real Papiss again."

The Toon currently sit in mid-table in the Premier League, and travel to Tottenham Hotspur for a potentially tricky clash on Sunday. 

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