The stiker, a Muslim, did not feature for Alan Pardew's side in their opening four pre-season fixtures after expressing concerns over the nature of the club's main shirt sponsor, Wonga, and initially refused to wear the club's shirt due to conflicts with his faith and beliefs.
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"Papiss has looked really good," Pardew told The Chronicle.
"We've only had one training day with him as a group, and he’s looked really well. I'm pleased with that.
"It's been a difficult time for him, and now we rally round him and support him."
Cisse will line up alongside Hatem Ben Arfa, Fabricio Coloccini and Cheikh Tiote who failed to feature in the 1-0 pre-season victory over Blackpool.