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Pardew Press Conference: Trio fit for Saturday but don’t leave back door open

6 years ago
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At his pre-match Newcastle v Leicester press conference, Alan Pardew has confirmed that injury doubts have lifted over three internationals sent home early by their countries.

The Newcastle manager confirming that Tiom Krul trained on Thursday morning and that he and Daryl Janmaat & Paul Dummett are all fit to face Leicester on Saturday.

As well as the relief of that trio being available, Pardew also is desperate for his centre forward to keep scoring….and his enthusiasm.

Cisse’s back – with enthusiasm;

“Papiss (Cisse) looks rejuvenated and there is a bit more enthusiasm in him. We’ve been missing his quality and he is very important.”

Most important thing is a win…;

“The most important thing is that we win the game on Saturday. We need to for the fans and the whole club, I hope we get it.”

Don’t leave the back door open;

“Emphasis will be on us to break Leicester down but not leave ourselves open to the counter-attack. We have to be wary of that.”

(Leicester have scored eleven to Newcastle’s seven so not sure who will be doing the pressing and who the counter-attacking…)

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