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Midfielder draws acclaim from Magpies boss

Alan Pardew is pleased with Yohan Cabaye's attitude

By | 12th September 2013
Yohan Cabaye

Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has drawn praise from manager Alan Pardew for his reaction to this summer’s transfer window. Cabaye was the subject of a lot of interest from clubs across Europe, with Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain the two most heavily linked clubs. Cabaye seemingly wanted a move away from St. James’ Park this summer following a £10 million bid from the Gunners on the eve of Newcastle’s first match of the season, but now finds himself fighting to regain his spot in Pardew’s starting eleven.

According to Pardew, Cabaye has gotten over his failed move to a bigger club this summer and has been putting extra work in to regain his fitness and his first team spot, suggesting the Frenchman may start against Aston Villa this Saturday.

“Loic Remy has had a good week and Yohan Cabaye stayed behind and has had a full week here,” Pardew told the Chronicle Live“He’s been able to get a lot of work done. His wife has just had a baby too.

“Yohan has just got on with his work and settled down. He’s getting on with the job in hand. He’s been terrific and he’s just got his head down to get on with life.”

Cabaye has made only one appearance for the Magpies this season, coming off the bench for 25 minutes in the club’s 1-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage. He will undoubtedly be a key player for the club if they want to improve on their 16th place finish from last season.

Cabaye will have the opportunity to link up with new signing Loic Remy on Saturday following the striker’s loan move from Harry Redknapp’s Queens Park Rangers side.



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