Newcastle United news: Toon striker out for THREE months, De Jong says life 'sucks', McClaren on 'excellent' displays

Steve McClaren, Newcastle United boss
Steve McClaren, Newcastle United boss

It has been a busy morning at St James's Park - with frustrated Newcastle United attacker Siem de Jong admitting his career at the club ‘sucks’.

De Jong has been a bit-part player this season despite the Magpies struggling for form and goals.

The 26-year-old has suffered a torrid time since his £6m move from Ajaz last season, with injuries curtailing his involvement.

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Meanwhile, we revealed today that Papiss Cisse is facing up to three months on the sidelines at Newcastle United – leaving Steve McClaren with an even greater need for a new striker.

Cisse hurt his groin against Aston Villa before Christmas.

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And finally, McClaren insists the displays by his side have been "excellent" in recent matches despite three consecutive 1-0 defeats.

"I think when we took three points from the first eight games, people were questioning the team," said McClaren.

"But since then, we’ve had 10 or 11 games, and there’s only really been a couple (where they’ve let themselves down).

"The last five or six games have been excellent, and we have to keep that going."

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