Newcastle have done quite well so far in their acquisition of new players to strengthen the squad ready for the Premier League next season.
Chris Hughton - wants more players in over next couple of weeks
Two good free transfers in Sol Campbell and Dan Gosling, and also a small fee paid to Nottingham Forest for James Perch, who looked very decent on Saturday at right-back for the Magpies, and could be the surprise of the season (we hope).
Chris Hughton told the Daily Mail today:
“It would be nice to get more players in over the next couple of weeks,”"Can I guarantee anything? Of course I can’t, but we’re working very hard on it.”
We never expected a lot of new players this summer, so if Chris can get another three in – maybe two of those on loan, then that would be a very decent summer transfer window for the Newcastle club.
After all, we are not like say Blackpool, who have never played in the PL before and we still have a substantial number of players who have played for Newcastle in the Premier League, and the squad was already quite solid after the January transfer window.
Of course the Premiership is a whole new ball-game and much more difficult then the Championship – as our opening game at Old Trafford proves.