Yoann Gouffran is pushing for more action at Newcastle United.

The former Bordeaux forward's winner from the bench at Aston Villa on September 14 and his League Cup contribution have come at the right time for him.

Gouffran said: "That's why I'm here - I came to play.

"Last season I started every match. This season, it's been a bit more difficult, but I'm not giving up. I will go out and give 100 per cent so I can play the next game."