McClaren: Cisse not for sale


Papiss Cisse remains a crucial player for Newcastle United, based on manager Steve McClaren.
Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren is unwilling to portion with unsettled striker Papiss Cisse.
Cisse was linked using a move away from Newcastle prior to the Premier League's deadline day but no deal eventuated, although the Middle East remains an selection together with the transfer window there however to close.
The Senegal international has played second-fiddle to recruit Aleksandar Mitrovic this season but the former is firmly in McClaren's plans amid the Serb's three-match ban following his red card against Arsenal last time out.
"He's not going anyplace. I came here and there was loads of debate and speak about Papiss coming or going and whether or not he could be staying," stated McClaren.
"I mentioned to  Lee Charnley, if you appear at his record it's fantastic. Eleven objectives in 22 games was fantastic and, to be completely truthful, he was the a single who was missed when the team weren't winning these games.
"He's a threat. He's a goalscorer. When you have got Papiss inside the group you constantly have a opportunity of winning games, and I consider that is what he did final season.
"I feel Newcastle possess a far better chance of winning with Papiss in the team. He played the very first two games and not the last two, but we hope he comes back prepared to prove a point."
Newcastle travel to West Ham on Monday.