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Algeria coach Madjer pleased seeing Slimani at Newcastle

Algeria manager Rabah Madjer is delighted seeing Islam Slimani at Newcastle United.

The striker joined the Toon on-loan from Leicester City last month.

“He's a good striker and staying on the bench isn't good for the head. Slimani is excellent and will do very good things at Newcastle. He may be a talisman," Madjer told Record.

“[Rafa] Benitez has a lot of experience and will be important on a psychological level. Slimani will solve a big part of Newcastle's problems."

Slimani missed the game at Crystal Palace as he recovered from a thigh injury, but is back in full training and is tipped for a debut this Sunday against Manchester United.

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