Newcastle accept Cisse apology - as Haidara returns for Burnley clash

Papiss Cisse battles against Everton last weekend
Papiss Cisse battles against Everton last weekend
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PAPISS Cisse apologised to Newcastle for his dismissal against Everton before heading to Senegal.

Cisse has been banned for three games after accepting an FA charge of violent conduct for his elbow on Seamus Coleman in Sunday’s 3-2 win.

With Senegal about to meet up ahead of the African Cup of Nations, the Magpies will now be without the striker until next month. “We dealt with the Papiss Cisse situation,” said assistant manager John Carver.

“Papiss came in to see me and apologised. He got what he deserved, because you can’t do that.

“He’s accepted that and the club’s accepted that. We’re disappointed to lose him, but we were losing him anyway.”

Meanwhile, fit-again defender Massadio Haidara returns to the squad to face Burnley today, but the game has come too soon for Sammy Ameobi, who has a knee problem.

Midfielder Mehdi Abeid is still struggling with the toe he broke on international duty last month.

The problem could see him ruled out of Algeria’s African Cup of Nations squad.