Papiss Cisse admits the Newcastle United players have a strong bond despite their recent run of poor results.

The Magpies have lost four of their past six outings in the league, prompting some reports of division within the playing group but Senegal striker Cisse says that is simply not the case.

"Every player is together. We are totally focussed on Saturday's game at West Ham and the two games after that. We have a strong bond and we want the best for our club, our manager and our wonderful fans," said Cisse.

"We are not happy about recent results. Nobody is happy when they lose, but this has only made us stronger as a group and we will come through this together. There is no divide in the team."

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