Newcastle hero Macdonald warns misfiring Papiss Cisse

The Senegal international has yet to score in the Premier League this season and the ex-Toon star believes that his poor understanding of the offside rule is the major factor
Former Newcastle striker Malcolm Macdonald believes that Papiss Cisse will be of no use to manager Alan Pardew unless he learns to better understand the offside rule.

The Senegalese was a revelation early in his Magpies career following his move from Bundesliga club Freiburg but has struggled this season, failing to score in any of his 10 Premier League appearances.

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QPR loanee Loic Remy has taken the mantle as Pardew's first-choice striker and Macdonald, who scored 138 goals in 257 appearances for Newcastle, has urged Cisse to learn from the in-form Frenchman's ability to time his runs.

"Remy's doing exceedingly well, he's very quick and he gets his timing right," Macdonald told Sports Direct News.

"I just wish Papiss Cisse would take notice of what Loic Remy does because Cisse doesn't understand the offside rule and how to work it as a forward.

"Until he does he's not going to be worth anything to Newcastle United at all because other sides have seen his weakness and now play on it.

"Either he's got to come 10 or 15 or even 20 yards onside or the opposition will keep playing him into an offside trap. But, with regards to Remy, he's doing ever so well."