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Haidara targeting French progress with Newcastle

Massadio Haidara is determined to help Newcastle United improve next season after experiencing a difficult start to his life at St James' Park.

The Frenchman joined the Toon from Nancy in January, along with a host of other fellow countrymen, but positive results did not come the way of the Northeast club.

However, Haidara suggests that with time the French players will adapt and create a winning culture for Newcastle next campaign.

"I hope it will help to have a summer behind us. I hope it will be easier for us than it was in January, when we had to get used to English football very quickly," he told The Journal.

"Obviously it was up to me and the team to get used to it as quickly as we could, which was tough because there was already a squad and a team in place.

"It was always going to be difficult to come straight into that, especially in the Premier League.

"Now we have started to get used to it and how things work in England, so it is up to us. We must continue to work and graft and move on from there."

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