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Newcastle midfielder Abeid: Loan deals were making of me

Newcastle United midfielder Mehdi Abeid is thrilled with his first team chance this season.

Abeid made only his second league start for Newcastle in victory at West Bromwich Albion and has broken into the first team after spending last season on loan at Panathinaikos.

"A lot has changed, I've been out on loan a lot and I have come back here to have some time to play and show the manager and the club I can play for them. I am really happy," said Abeid, who also went on loan to St Johnstone in 2013.

"I knew I had to play football and that's what I went and did, to play football and enjoy my time. I got a lot of experience, I learned a lot and I came back with a strong mentality and a strong character."

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