The attacker spent part of last term on-loan at Cardiff City.
‚ÄúThis is an important season but they are all important,‚ÄĚ he told the Evening Chronicle.
‚ÄúI am frustrated so far because I have not really had a chance without injuries getting in the way. Newcastle supporters haven‚Äôt seen enough of me with the injuries so that is now the main thing for me ‚Äď just to stay fit for long enough to have a chance.
‚ÄúIt is great for me to have these games in pre-season because I know it is up to me and I feel happy and I feel strong.
‚ÄúThe manager has said that he‚Äôs happy with me. He thinks I will get a chance because players might be tired in the Premier League with all the added games.‚ÄĚ