Newcastle striker determined to fire them up the table

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Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse says that he is determined to keep up his goalscoring form.

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse says that he needs to score more goals after returning to fitness.

Cisse missed much of the start of the season with injury, but he has returned to the first team in recent weeks and has impressed with his form. 

The Senegalese front-man has four goals already to his name and is determined to continue to build on this impressive start. 

"I'm so hungry, I need to score more goals," Cisse said to BBC Sport. "It's important for me and the club, Newcastle are a big team and we need points. I feel good, I just have to work hard all the time and believe in myself."

Cisse's most recent brace against Swansea City was crucial to his side's chances of success. 

The Magpies came back twice to rescue a point at the Liberty City Stadium in a 2-2 draw and alleviate some of the pressure building on them. 

Alan Pardew's side are still yet to win this season, but Cisse's form has meant their points total looks better than it might have been and they will need all his goalscoring form if they are to climb up the table.

The club are nervously looking over their shoulders as they struggle against the drop and things must improve if they are to avoid a relegation struggle. 

Newcastle have struggled for goals so far, with many of their new attacking additions failing to adjust to English football. 

Cisse, too, has been short of his best for some time, but there are signs that he is getting closer to his top level this campaign and it will be a major bonus to the side if he can give them some added goalscoring prowess. 

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