Luuk de Jong backs Newcastle United to deal with Loic Remy absence

Luuk de Jong of Newcastle in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Sunderland at St James' Park on February 1, 2014
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Luuk de Jong claims that Newcastle United can deal with Loic Remy's absence when they face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Luuk de Jong has insisted that Newcastle United have the players to fill the void left by Loic Remy's absence ahead of the meeting with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

French striker Remy will miss the game due to a calf injury but De Jong believes that Newcastle cannot use his absence as an excuse.

"Of course, Loic is a good player," the 23-year-old, who joined the club on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach in January, told journalists. "Also, Mathieu [Debuchy] – who is not there – is a good player as well.

"But we've got players who can fill in as well. We have to work hard in training again.

"We can't always depend on them, but they are good players, and you will always miss good players."

Newcastle have not scored in any of the six games Remy has missed in the Premier League this season.

Alan Pardew manager of Newcastle United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Newcastle United at KC Stadium on March 1, 2014
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