Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse enjoyed a happy return to the side as he scored in a 2-0 pre-season victory over St Mirren last night.
The Senegalese forward returned to action following a dispute of the club's shirt sponsor, of which he had refused to wear earlier this month as the Magpies enjoyed a comfortable win in Scotland.
The devout Muslim was forced to train on his own after insisting he was unable to sport the logo of loan company 'Wonga'; however, the issue has since been resolved.
And the 28-year-old was soon letting his football do the talking once again as he opened the scoring after 18 minutes with an impressive curling finish into the top corner following neat build up involving Sammy Ameobi.
Dan Gosling went close to doubling the visitors' lead with a header soon after as St Mirren goalkeeper David Cornell pulled off an impressive save.
However, there was nothing Cornell could do to prevent conceding a second as Matthew Debuchy raced clear of the defence before showing good composure to slot home.
The early goals ensured a comfortable win, with Newcastle boss Alan Pardew delighted to see his striker scoring again after his recent troubles.
"He has worked hard and that was reflected tonight, he looked sharp and on another night he could have had three," he told Sky Sports News.
Newcastle continue their pre-season programme when they face Rangers on August 6.
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