Xisco vows to impress

Spanish starlet still settling on Tyneside

Xisco: Debut delight

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Newcastle forward Xisco is hoping to be handed an opportunity to impress the St James' Park faithful.

The Spaniard is yet to make an impact in the North East following his contentious switch from Deportivo La Coruna on transfer deadline day.

His arrival at the Magpies is thought to have been the final straw for former boss Kevin Keegan, who resigned soon after citing outside interference in transfer policy for his departure.

The deal which brought Xisco to England was negotiated by Tony Jimenez, Newcastle's former vice-president (player recruitment), who also handed in his resignation last week.

The youngster made an immediate impact by scoring on his debut in an infamous 2-1 defeat to Hull, but has stagnated since then.

Persistence

However, he maintains full faith in his own ability and is keen to be given an extended run in the side.

"I will get better and I will take my chance when it comes," the 22-year-old told the Evening Chronicle.

"Things always get better after more training and more games. And I hope that is the case at Newcastle.

"You always need to become more familiar with people when you arrive at a new club."

With time on his side and a burly frame ideal for mixing it among the cut and thrust of the Premier League, Xisco would appear to possess the necessary credentials to be a hit in England.

Opportunity

He certainly believes he is capable, but has called for patience from the club's supporters as he adapts to his new surroundings.

"Football is different in Spain, but I think I can adapt fast," he added.

"I wanted to come and play in the Premier League because it is a big league. Along with La Liga, it is the strongest league in the world.

"Most players who have the opportunity to come here do so.

"And I just want to take my chance."