Alan Pardew will hold talks with Yohan Cabaye to try to get the midfielder's Newcastle career back on track.

Cabaye has been axed by France for their World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus over the next week following his two-game 'strike' at St James' Park.

Now Magpies boss Pardew wants to refocus his play-maker after he failed in a bid to win a transfer to Arsenal or Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Cabaye was booed onto the pitch but then given support by Newcastle fans during the last 20 minutes of their win over Fulham on Saturday after his non-availability for the Toon's previous games against Manchester City and West Ham.

Pardew wants to get the 27-year-old back on song and help him win his France place back while leading Newcastle into the top half of the table - so won't hold any grudges.

He said: "It was important to get him out there on Saturday it will make it easier to move on although there is a lot of talking to be done between now and Aston Villa.

"We will speak with Yohan and with his representatives to make sure that we go forward hand-in-hand.

"The guy has a World Cup at the end of the year and he is a big part of France's plans. He hasn't been picked this week and I think that was a bit of a shock to him.

"It was only because of the [transfer] situation because I think he's nailed on in their team.

"That whole situation will resolve itself."