McClaren talks up goal threat of Newcastle duo

The Magpies boss has stated that he expects Papiss Cisse and Ayoze Perez to end the team’s goal drought.

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has stated on the club’s official website that attacking pair Papiss Cisse and Ayoze Perez are motivated to end the team’s three-game goal drought.

After a 2-2 draw against Southampton on the first day of the 2015-16 campaign, the Tyneside club have drawn a blank in their last three Premier League fixtures.

There were high hopes that summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic would hit the ground running, but instead the Serbia international got himself sent off against Arsenal and as such is currently suspended.

With Newcastle set to face West Ham on Monday night, McClaren has stated that the signs are there that his side have goals in them and that strike pairing Cisse and Perez are raring to go and want to hit the net.

"We've played two games with ten men against quality opposition so we weren't going to create a lot of chances in those games," McClaren told the club’s official website.

"We have Papiss Cisse and Ayoze Perez who will be looking to prove a point, as all strikers do, and I believe we have enough quality in that position to get goals.

"But we need the breaks. We need to play better football, create more chances, score more goals and the results will come.”

Newcastle are still waiting for their first win of the new season, with two draws the only points accumulated to date.

After a poor second half to last season, the St James’ Park faithful have demanded that their club improve this term, with some exciting new signings made over the summer.

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