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Pardew backing De Jong

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is hoping striker Luuk de Jong can rebuild his shattered confidence to prove he has long-term future on Tyneside.

It's important that his all-round game improves from where he is right now, but that will come with confidence and I can see him growing every day.

I know he likes the environment that he has found himself in, and players flourish when they start enjoying their football. Hopefully he can start doing that again because he had a tough time in Germany.

He has had some good displays for us, but there is more to come and I hope between now and the end of the year, he shows that to our fans because we know at this club that we need strikers, and I am hoping he can tick a box for us.

– Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Krul set to miss games

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is set for a spell on the sidelines after being ruled out of Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Southampton.

Tim won't play, he's out for these next two or three games for sure, so Rob Elliot will come in.

He has made his international squad and he is keen to stay in that squad and he needs to play, so the opportunity lands at his feet.

Rob is a confident goalie and he will look to take that on.

– Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew


Cisse relieved by goal

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is happy to continue his last-gasp heroics even if it leaves his team-mates no room for relaxation.

I am very, very happy to score because it's a long time. I am a striker and I know sometimes strikers have these moments and it's very, very hard.

Now it's nine years have played in the big championships and I have a little bit of experience.

In my head, I say all the time, 'go to training and work hard, and if you start the game or if you come on for 10 minutes or five minutes, you do your job and keep going all the time'.

Maybe you have one day and this day, you start to score.

– Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse


Pardew planning for next season

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has revealed planning for a summer overhaul of his squad has already started.

It's important because I have to start planning for next year.

Is Sammy Ameobi going to be good enough? Is Armstrong going to feature next year, or do I loan him out for a bit more experience?

I have got Remie Streete, who is doing particularly well in the development group - is he going to get a game? Does he need to go out on loan? Massadio [Haidara] has not had much action.

They all need to be answered, those questions, in the next few weeks.

– Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
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