Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew wants Demba Ba to commit to season's end.

Pardew is hoping he will do the decent thing and at least finish the campaign.

Pardew said: "It's out of our hands. It would be a blow for us to lose him in the January window. And the players and everyone at the club is hoping he will decide to stay.

"He is contracted to Newcastle and is still our player.

"We have done a lot for him as a player and hope that will affect his thinking."