Papiss Cisse provides an update on his fitness

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has provided some encouraging news for manager John Carver.

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse gave an update of his fitness to the Chronicle.

The forward has revealed he feels fine and is running in training without any problems, as his team prepare to take on QPR this weekend.

Newcastle are under pressure after nine games without a win, which has left them on the brink of falling into the Premier League’s bottom three before the final game of the season.

“Seriously, I feel very, very good. My running is fine now. I should be fine - Everybody has to work very hard because you won’t get points if you do nothing,” he said.

One of the main problems for Newcastle has been scoring goals and the side have managed to score more than one goal in a game just once since the victory against Hull at the end of January.

Manager John Carver needs different options in attack and Cisse should be fresh after a prolonged spell out of the side due to injury and because of suspension.

He can be the man to revitalise the shape of Newcastle’s attack, but performances aren’t important because it’s all about getting the points on the board.

Carver will not want his team to make life difficult for themselves heading into their final game of the season and they simply have to win against a QPR side, which has already been relegated from the top flight.

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