Newcastle boss Pardew refuses to panic over Cisse form

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew refuses to panic over Papiss Cisse's lack of goals.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew refuses to panic over Papiss Cisse's lack of goals.

Cisse heads for Stoke with only three goals to his name one of those unwittingly off his backside - and with Pardew attempting to nurse him through a run of indifferent form.

Pardew said: "I am taking to him and trying to calm him, tell him that he's still he same player and we are still very confident in him.

"It's only been a small period if you compare it to, say Torres' period, but you would have to say it's something we are going to have to keep an eye on because we don't want it to end up like poor old Torres has ended up at times.

"He's a great player, Papiss, and we want to get the best out of him."

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