After the game manager Alan Pardew took the chance to tell everybody that Newcastle were now don to the bar bones with the injuries the side picked up last night.
Alan Pardew – new signing imminent?
It seems that Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote have hamstring injuries, and Jonas Gutierrez and Leon Best also picked up knocks last night.
Leon was limping after scoring his third goal last night and was soon replaced by Nile Ranger.
And it seems that Newcastle are hoping to bring in a new signing before the trip to Stevenage on Saturday.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“We’re hoping to bring someone in. We’re down to the bare bones – injuries really are stacking up,”
“We had to finish with ten men because of injuries to Steven, Cheick and Jonas. The campaign has been tough and to be honest we’re lacking conditioning because of the training ground.”
“It’s something that we’re looking at but in the meantime we haven’t got a big enough squad to cope with it – we’re really up against it at Stevenage. We need to get a player in before that game.”
We can only think that Newcastle are very close to a new signing, although who that may be – we have no idea, but it would be good if Newcastle can indeed make a good signing before Saturday.
Any ideas who it may be?
By the way – what a day for fans yesterday with Ben Arfa signing on full time and then Newcastle annihilating West Ham.