Papiss Cisse reacts on Twitter after making his return to Newcastle United training

Papiss Cisse has made 13 appearances for Newcastle United this season, scoring twice.

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has expressed his delight on Twitter after making his return to training today.

Cisse has not played for Newcastle since December, after picking up a groin injury.

However, the Senegalese international is determined to play a part for the rest of the campaign, as he wants to score the goals to fire Newcastle to safety.

And Cisse appeared pleased to be back in action today, after posting a message on social media.

Newcastle currently have over two weeks without a match, with their next fixture coming against Stoke City on 2nd March.

Steve McClaren has scheduled some warm weather training for the squad in La Manga, but Cisse looks set to have to work on his fitness levels back on Tyneside.

Cisse was not included on the list Newcastle players that would travel to Spain, with Aleksandar Mitrovic also not in the squad.

Cisse has played 13 times for Newcastle so far this campaign, but he has only hit the back of the net on two occasions.

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