Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse is hopeful that his two goal display against Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday will ease the pressure on under fire manager Alan Pardew, who has been subject to significant vitriol from the Toon Army over the last few months, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Senegalese striker has struggled significantly with injury in recent months, but has returned to action just as Pardew’s time at the north east club seemed on the cusp of being ended.
Since his return, Cisse has been on stunning form, plundering four goals in only three games.
Despite the 2-2 result, which saw Newcastle go behind twice, Newcastle fans were still not happy with their side or Pardew.
However, Cisse is well aware that if he can continue his good form in front of goal, he could yet save Pardew’s job, with owner Mike Ashley not keen to sack his man.
Cisse said: “It’s not an easy time for him and it’s not easy for the players either.
“It’s about belief and working hard and one day maybe we’ll come good.
“It’s too early to talk about relegation. The team will work hard to climb the table.”