Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew hopes his stars return from international duty unscathed, as he looks to continue his club's impressive run of form in this campaign.
With key players such as top scorer Loic Remy, in addition to Yohan Cabaye, Tim Krul and Papiss Cisse all set to feature for the countries in the coming weeks, Pardew has stressed their importance to his teams progress this season.
In particular Pardew has admitted to keeping his fingers crossed for the returning two home fixtures after the current international break, two matches Pardew hopes will add to the current run of form.
Speaking with the club's official site, Pardew said: "All your players disappear and you hope they all have great international games and come back fit.
"We have two great games in front of us – two home games – and St. James' Park will be buzzing.
"Hopefully we can add to what we've already achieved with two more wins."
The Magpies are currently ninth in the table after a couple of consecutive victories over Chelsea and Tottenham, keeping two clean sheets in the process.
After the break Newcastle will face both Norwich City and West Brom consecutively at St James' Park.
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