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Alan Pardew backs misfiring Cisse

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has backed Papiss Cisse to reignite his goalscoring touch, considering the striker hasn't found the net yet this season, according to Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old striker has featured a number of times this season for Alan Pardew's side, but hasn't been able to score, and since joining in 2011, the striker's goal tally has been dropping, having started his career with a flourish.

But Pardew has confidence in his number nine: "He's a big player for us and we need him in the goals. I've been really boosted by his personality and performance."

Recently the Magpies have been relying on Loic Remy, as the Frenchman has scored eight times in his last 10 matches, scoring in all of Newcastle's last three games, to which they won.

Considering Cisse isn't getting the goals or chances, Pardew has been impressed with the Senegalese's attitude towards his goal drought, considering the international striker has been starting from the bench for a number of league games.

"Papiss has been doing brilliantly in training and his attitude is first class. Like any striker he wants to be scoring goals, creating chances and getting on the end of things."

Newcastle's next match is an evening kick off at home to West Brom, who recently let a 2-0 lead slip against Aston Villa.

The Magpies, who are eighth in the table, have the chance to make it four wins on the bounce in the league, having previously gone three games without a win in all competitions.

But Pardew is eager to get his star man back scoring, as December is a month full of difficult games against the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Southampton.

He added: "He has been brilliant, our best player on the training ground. I'm sure it will happen in the future."


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