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The QPR loanee, who has six goals in eight games this season, backs his fellow Newcastle striker to get back to the form that he showed after joining the club in January 2012

Loic Remy has backed Newcastle team-mate Papiss Cisse to turn his form around following a poor start to the season.

The Senegal international has scored just one competitive goal for the Magpies since April, which came in a Capital One Cup win over Leeds United in September, and has since been supplanted in the starting XI by the QPR loanee, who boasts six in his first eight games for the club.

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But Remy expects Cisse to return to the form that saw him score 13 goals in his debut half-season at St James's Park after joining from Freiburg in January 2012.

"I think Papiss is a very good player," he told The Journal. "He showed a lot of things when he arrived and he scored a lot of good goals and a lot of important goals but, without the struggle, there is no success.

"Sometimes when I was at Marseille I was the same. I went a long time without scoring and it is frustrating for a forward to go through those patches but I think he just needs one goal to start again and find his confidence.

"It's difficult when you are not scoring because you can maybe try too hard but I know how he feels because I have been in that situation before.

"I'm not worried about Papiss, I think he just needs one goal and he will find his confidence again. He needs to get it as soon as possible - for the team but also for himself - and then we will see the real Papiss again."

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