Newcastle Will Bring New Players In During January

The Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton says he is happy with the Magpies’ squad he has assembled over the summer.

Chris Hughton – happy with squad

There was news yesterday that owner Mike Ashley would allow Chris to be at least one player in the Januray transfer window and Newcastle are starting to wonder what will happen with Andy Carroll at his trial for assault in late October.

There’s a chance Andy could serve some jail time and if that is true Newcastle will definitely need another striker brought into the squad -quickly.

And of course Newcastle still have Dan Gosling, who hopefully will be returning at the turn of the year, after recovering from his anterior cruciate ligament knee injury. That’s always a terrible injury to recover from, but skilled surgeons today can repair the ligament so that players can continue their careers, unlike a few years back.

Dan  will further help to strengthen the Newcastle side in January.

Hughton told the Sunday Sun yesterday:

“What you have to remember is you’re not just planning for today, you have to think about tomorrow and the next few months.”“I am happy with the squad.”

“They give us something different and they all look like good players.” “Don’t forget we still have Dan Gosling to come back into it when he is fit.”

We fully expect Newcastle to bring in new players in January, and the news yesterday that no money would be made available,  we have to think contains some invention from those Sunday newspapers – we hope so anyway.

It’s not just for this season that Newcastle have to continue to strengthen their squad, but the longer term aim over the next few season is not just to stay in the Premier League, which of course is priority number one, but somehow qualify for European competition again.

That’s where we all want to get back to.

Comments very welcome.

4 comments so far

  • G

    Sep 13, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #1

    I think it’s still a bit early for talk of euro competition. After a bit of reflection I almost think Blackpool did us a favour at the weekend. We needed something to bring us back down to earth after we thumped Villa the daft brigade were talking Champions League again. Lets not forget, wether we like it or not, this season is all about Prem survival, and lets never assume we are going to win just because we are at home against a so-called lesser side.

  • tdt

    Sep 13, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #2

    The question is “is there 3 poorer squads”, and the answer is yes, plenty.

    Our downfall has always been lack of depth in squad, that is why we are better than blackpool, west brom, wigan, stoke, sunderland, etc.

    Early days yet lads, we’ll be midtable this season I can sense it! Should have buried blackpool, just unlucky on the day.

    It happens sometimes, so deal with it.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 13, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #3

    I really think we need to get hold of Leroy Fer in January. As much as I hope Tiote does well and he is fast, which with our midfield is a plus, we don’t have that big physical presence in the middle to try and combat non – footballing, long ball kickers like Stoke, Blackburn and Wolves.

    Leroy Fer is a beast and ok a bit more in wages than Tiote but he is only 20 and a full Dutch international.

    We could play the pair together and have 2 midfield destroyers, freeing up Ben arfa.


    Sep 13, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #4

    G i did not see 1 comment talking champions league people were talking about the other euro compertition.tdt i agree still see us geting a decent position in the league.


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