Cheick Tiote: "I saw the quotes that appeared yesterday, but they are not accurate.
"Yes, there was some interest in me over the summer and that can be a bit distracting, but nothing came of it.
"I'm back to full fitness and only thinking about doing my best for the team. We are not in a good position in the league right now and I want to get us up to where we should be.
"I am as committed as I have ever been to Newcastle."
Alan Pardew: "His last two performances have been world-class for a team that that hasn't been functioning as it should be. That says it all for me.
"He's a terrific player, a big character and I look forward to seeing him on Saturday doing what he does - playing football."