Newcastle boss backs transfer replacement

Loic Remy (Newcastle)Newcastle manager Alan Pardew believes that Loic Remy can provide the goals that have been missing from his side since Demba Ba’s exit earlier this year.

The French attacker arrived at St James’ Park over the summer in a loan deal from relegated QPR, but has been unable to feature heavily yet due to a calf injury.

But, the international break has allowed the 26-year-old to recover, and he is now in line to make his first start for the Magpies this weekend.

Remy was the club’s only arrival during the last transfer window, which led to much criticism from the fans, but Pardew believes that he will have a huge impact in the North East.

“I think he’s got enough in the tank to be considered for a start. At some stage he needs to be pitched in. Since Demba left, we’ve lacked a player that has increased our goal threat,” Pardew told the Daily Mail.

“With all due respect to the players that we have, we need a player that can put the other team on the back foot. I think Remy does that.

“We’ve got Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran to complement that. I think hopefully they will all stay fit.”

Remy was linked with a move to Newcastle in January to replace Demba Ba, who joined Chelsea.

However, late interest from QPR – who were able to offer him a lucrative contract – saw the striker opt for Loftus Road over St James’ Park, however he was unable to keep them clear of the drop zone.

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