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Pardew set to welcome back Tiote

25 September 2012 02:58

Alan Pardew believes Cheikh Tiote's return to fitness is important ahead of Newcastle's League Cup clash with Manchester United.

The Ivory Coast international was injured Newcastle's opening Premier League fixture against Tottenham and has not featured since.

However, the 26-year-old is expected to start at Old Trafford on Wednesday, something which Pardew believes will provide a boost to the midfield.

He told reporters: "We need to get him back in the team as quickly as we can, and I think he will feature on Wednesday.

"He gets a grip of a game and you can start to dominate with somebody like Cheikh. You have to have a platform to play.

"He puts other teams on the back foot in many ways. He's a fantastic player and one of our most important players.

"Drive, passion, a determination to win whatever he is doing, whether it's table-tennis or a game of football, and an ability that many players can't reach. He is a fantastic player."

The 51-year-old went on to admit that his team have not been at their free-flowing best recently, but is delighted with the results.

He added: "I am really pleased with the results, if not the excitement levels. Our fans want to get off their seats and so do I.

"Don't think we want to grind results out, we don't. We want to play well and win. We are not doing that at the moment but I am still pleased that we have got enough nous to get the points."

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Competition
League Cup
Date
26 September 2012
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Attendance
46358

Goals

Anderson 44'  
1 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
25
46
37
6
41
35
50
# Player Bookings
9 62'
31
20 90'
17
37
28
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