Chris Hughton has talked to Sky Sports today after the Premiership fixture list was released earlier this morning.
Chris Hughton – very confident new players will arrive
And there have been concerns on Tyneside ever since the Newcastle Board issued that weird communication to their fans that really ended the celebrations of doing do well last season.
There will be “no new capital outlay for players” seemed to suggest no money would be available at all for transfers, and Chris would need to go after free agents, or bring in some season-long loan signings.
We still don’t know if some money will be available to actually buy some players – what a concept – but we are hopeful money will be made available.
But good news today that Chris has again strongly suggested to Sky Sports that bolstering the Newcastle squad following promotion will definitely happen in the summer.
Chris said today:
“We are very confident that going into the season we will bring in the players that we need to bring in, and we wanted to keep the bulk of what we had,”
“I think it is a very exciting prospect getting in the league and one we have to look forward too.”
“The ultimate target is to stay in the division but I don’t think we can settle for that, we have seen Birmingham and Wolves do very well last year.”
“And Stoke over the last few seasons have really sustained a place and improve every year and that has to be our objective.”
Good words from Chris, and this should convince Newcastle fans that the club has made some progress in getting their targets on Tyneside this summer.
We hope so anyway.
Howay The Lads!!