Pardew: Cisse worthy of Newcastle No9

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says Papiss Demba Cisse is worthy of the No9 shirt.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says Papiss Demba Cisse is worthy of the No9 shirt.

Toon's new No 9 Cisse has already impressed on the training ground — in front of a small gathering of team-mates keen to see what the 26-year-old former Freiburg striker is all about.

Pardew added: "Even the players who weren't involved in training hung around and had a little nose, and I think he impressed one or two.

"There are certain shirts at clubs — at Liverpool it's seven, No 10 at Manchester United and Arsenal. Here, it's No 9.

"Cisse is going to have to wear it and I'm sure he'll do it justice."

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