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Xisco wants Magpies chance

Striker determined to prove his worth

Xisco: Playing plea

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Newcastle striker Xisco has pleaded with the club's coaching staff to be a given a chance to help fire the side to safety.

The 22-year-old has struggled to make an impact at St James' Park since his big money arrival from Deportivo La Coruna last summer.

Xisco has seen his time on Tyneside blighted by a series of injuries and he has made three starts to date this season.

The Spaniard is now hoping caretaker boss Chris Hughton will give him a run in the side to prove his worth.

"At this moment, the manager has not given me any chances to play, and I have to respect that and keeping working. I have to wait for an opportunity," Xisco told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

"I want to play every game, but it is true every player wants to play in the big games against big teams.

"I am not thinking about these games - I am just thinking about recuperating my toe. I want it to get better as soon as possible.

"It is not my decision. I work and train every day for every chance.

Choice

"Then the manager has the choice.

"I work hard in training every day to earn some chances, but it is the decision of the manager."

"I have not played too much, and I am still desperate to show my best football.

"It is not easy when you are not playing, but it is OK. I have to work more, and then wait for one chance."