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Pardew Stoke Press Conference – Expects Papiss Cisse Back In Training Today

6 years ago
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After no press conference for Crystal Palace, Alan Pardew had the few remaining journalists who aren’t banned, up first thing on Saturday well before training for his pre-Stoke chat.

How I bet the United boss wishes he could trade in that League Cup win for a guaranteed three points on Monday night.

The club have released a few quotes from this morning’s press conference and the Newcastle manager says he is expecting Papiss Cisse will train today after getting over a bout of flu.

“Papiss has had flu but should train today. If he can capture his form from 2-3 years ago it would be a massive boost for us.

Pardew also predictably says he hopes that his players can build on the result at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night.

“Stoke is always a tough place to go. We got beaten there last year and are looking for a better showing on Monday.

“We had a great result in the week and are preparing for Stoke. We’re looking for our first league win and hopefully we get it on Monday.”

However, Stoke could no doubt prove a tougher nut than Crystal Palace’s reserves.

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