Chris Hughton continues to work diligently behind the scenes at Newcastle to add some new loan signings to his very small but talented squad.
Colin and Chris lead the training at Benton
However, Chris has warned Newcastle fans not to expect any new signings before Wednesday’s game at Blackpool.
Chris said today:
“It’s no secret we would like to bring players in,” “At the moment we’re really getting away with it in terms of the squad but we know the games are coming thick and fast over the next few weeks.”
“I don’t know whether we’ll be able to do anything before the Blackpool game but I think most people would accept we need to bring people in to boost this squad in certain areas.”
Wouldn’t you think that the owner, after the side has now won 6 of the first 7 games and drawn the other – and has 6 wins on the trot, with 5 consecutive clean sheets in the league – that he would go all out to help Chris in his promotion bid by strengthening the squad?
Yes- but we don’t know what goes on in the mind of the owner – and we’re not even sure we want to find out.
But let’s be very clear – the squad is just not big enough to win promotion for us this year, and Chris is right to say we’ve been lucky with no big injury toll so far this season.
But if and when we do get those injuries, we’ll need to rely on untested youngsters at the club, and that’s hardly good planning for promotion.
We have every confidence in our youngsters, but filling out the squad with 3-4 good loan signings should see us through until January.
And if we are still top of the league by then, why not buy a couple of good players for reasonable fees for next season, while we are still a Championship club, because Premier league clubs are certainly taken to the cleaners in the transfer market.
Oh, and we’d also like to see at least a couple of top-class youngsters brought in during January, as the club hopefully continues to search for top young players around the world.
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