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Srniceck: Loan experience ideal for Newcastle midfielder Abeid

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek says Mehdi Abeid is a different person since his loan spell with Panathinaikos.

Srnicek wrote in the Evening Chronicle: "You can tell the players who have gone away and flourished and Mehdi Abeid is one of them.

"He now carries himself as a player Alan Pardew can rely on to bolster his squad.

"His injury has come at a very unfortunate time, especially as he is on a good run of form - but that is something he will overcome.

"Hopefully, it does not keep him out for too long and the manager can turn to him once more."

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