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Pardew: Toon slump will end

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is confident his team will come out of their mini-slump soon.

Last Updated: 22/11/12 at 19:05 Post Comment

Alan Pardew: Confident slump will end soon

Alan Pardew: Confident slump will end soon

The Magpies are without a win in four, and host Maritimo in their Europa League clash on Thursday before tackling Pardew's former club Southampton on Sunday.

Pardew admits there is growing pressure on the team but with senior players coming back from injury in the next two weeks, he is confident the results will come.

"We've had a bit of a dip and we're sad about that, sad for our fans. We have to come out fighting and we want to do that on Thursday night (against Maritimo)," he said.

"Southampton got a great result at the weekend (a 3-1 win at QPR) and I'm pleased for them. But for us on Sunday it's a big game and we need to pick up some points.

"I think it will help if we have our senior players back and hopefully we'll have one or two back this week and maybe a couple more next week. So that will arm me and make the side stronger.

"We're humble at the moment - we've been humbled - so we need to respond."

One senior player he is likely to have to do without until Christmas is Yohan Cabaye, who has a groin injury which he suffered on international duty.

"He's getting a second opinion tonight (Tuesday) just so see if an operation is necessary," Pardew added.

"I think probably that will be the case and that will be four to six weeks out. He's a very important player but we need to have him right.

"There's no point having him 80 per cent which has been for the last three or four games, so we have to get him right."

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ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

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believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

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alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

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