Returning Remy confident Newcastle can arrest slide

The striker has missed the last three games through suspension, with the club failing to pick up a point during that period, but feels fitness boosts of other players can be key
Newcastle United striker Loic Remy is confident that the club will arrest their slide down the Premier League table.

The 27-year-old, signed on a season-long loan from QPR in August, has been one of Newcastle's standout players this season, scoring 11 goals in 22 appearances for the club.

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However, Remy has scored just once in 2014 with Newcastle earning one win in their last nine games and the striker is set to return from a three-match suspension against Aston Villa and has pleaded with the fans to stick with the team.

"It's normal that they are frustrated," Remy told the Shields Gazette. "They want us to win every game. We want this as well. I want to say to keep going and support the team like they have done since the beginning of the season.

"We're are going to do the best for them until the end of the season. We train hard at the training ground.

"There is no reason why we can't get good results in the future. Everybody wants to get a good result. When we work hard, we get results. We can't be worried about the future. We just want to do our jobs."

With Fabricio Coloccini and Cheikh Tiote also in contention for a return to action following injuries, Remy is hopeful that Newcastle can complete a double over the Villans having won 2-1 at Villa Park in September.

"We all know that there will be big pressure for this game," he added. "We know that we have still got big quality in the team, even though we have lost an important player [Yohan Cabaye].

"We are going to have all the players back [from injury], so I think it's an important game for us. For the confidence, it's important to get back to winning games."