Alan Pardew hopes international stars will return to Newcastle United fit

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew prior to kick-off in the match against Chelsea on November 2, 2013
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Alan Pardew is hopeful that his international players will return to Newcastle injury-free next week.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is hopeful that he will not have to deal with any fresh injuries when his players return from international duty.

Yohan Cabaye, Loic Remy, Tim Krul and Papiss Cisse are among those that have departed from the North-East outfit for their respective nations this week.

"All your players disappear and you hope they all have great international games and come back fit," Pardew told the club's official website.

"We have two great games in front of us - two home games - and St James' Park will be buzzing."

The Magpies will take on Norwich City in the Premier League on November 23.

Newcastle's Yoan Gouffran heads the ball past Petr Cech to score the opening goal against Chelsea on November 2, 2013
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