Ghana winger Christian Atsu has set his sights on a much improved campaign next season after recovering from his niggling injury woes.

The 26 year old  scored two goals in 28 appearances for the St James' outfit last season before going into surgery to correct a knee injury amid inconsistent displays.

The Ghana international has been trying to impress in pre-season as he aims to stake a regular stake in Rafa Benitez's side this term.

“This season I will be more effective, score more goals and give more assists," he said from the team hotel in Braga.

“This is what I believe.

“Honestly the fans will see a big difference from last season.”

By Daraja Mutari