Well it looks like you cannot accuse Newcastle of moving quickly to increase the size of their woefully inadequate squad, since the loan window opened yesterday.
Sam Vokes – 19 year-old Welsh International striker
It looks like Chris Hughton is unlikely to have any new additions to the Newcastle United squad before Sunday’s trip to Cardiff City.
One reason for that is top striker target Marlon Harewood is injured until next Monday at the earliest.
Wolves striker Sam Vokes, who was a Sam Allardyce target when the youngster was still at Bournemouth back in January of 2008, has emerged as a possible signing for the club.
Vokes could have been at Newcastle now, if Sam hadn’t got the sack before he brought in any new players that January, and we also failed to move for him in the summer of 2008 when Wolves snapped him up.
The 6’2″ Welsh striker has already played for Wales 11 times and scored 2 goals.
Hughton is looking to boost his defensive options, by adding a center-back to the squad, and Manchester United youngster Craig Cathcart is a possible loan signing.
But we’re surpised he hasn’t been snapped up on loan, after he failed his medical last week in a proposed £1.75M permanent transfer, for the Northern Ireland U21 International.
But it seems like Chris expects no new faces before the trip to Cardiff, for the game on Sunday, leaving the squad much more stretched than we even were last season.
Starting on Sunday we have 7 games in 20 days and any injuries will seriously deplete the squad.
In the summer we lost 10 first team players and brought in just Danny Simpson, on loan from the Red Devils until January, if you assume Peter Lovenkrands never went anywhere.
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