Two Additional Players Expected At Newcastle This Week

Immediately after the game yesterday Steve McClaren talked about not knowing whether there will be any new signings by Newcastle this summer, but he changed his tune a bit later on (for the better we may add) and said that he looks forward to one or two new players coming in this week to freshen up the place – so apart from Chancel Mbemba being one of them – it will be interesting to see who else we can get through the door this week.

I would be good if is a top class center-back which is what we are missing at the moment.

aleksandar mitrovic holding shirt

Aleksandar Mitrovic – coming back to Newcastle tomorrow

Steve seemed very happy at the way the lads played yesterday, especially in that first half,  but the legs weren’t there in the second half – which is hardly surprising when you think they had just returned from Oregon on Thursday.

It seems that lads may have got a direct flight back to England – and since it was around 4,700 miles, that would generally take about nine hours, and on nufcTV today they talked about the 10 hour flight  back home – hopefully they chartered a flight back directly to Newcastle – we certainly have the money these days and it would have been worth it.

This is some of what a pleased Steve McClaren said on nufcTV staring with the second goal in as many games for Gini Wijnaldum:

“That’s what Gini Wijnaldum is capable of doing, he can score, he kind of drifts into the box. Siem de Jong is exactly the same from the corner – drifted, unmarked and scores a goal, I’m pleased for both of them.¨

“Gini has came into the group and settled well, that was always key.” “We look forward to one or two more coming in this week, and freshening the place up.¨

“Chancel will have to wait and hopefully by the weekend everything will be sorted out, and I think Aleksandar Mitrovic comes back in on Tuesday.¨

“I’ve got to credit the players for what has been a really tough schedule over the last fortnight in terms of travel games and disruption and then coming to play this game.¨

“Chancel will have to wait and hopefully by the weekend everything will be sorted out and I think Aleksandar Mitrovic comes back in on Tuesday.

McClaren and the coaching team are doing a very good job of bringing the lads together – and hopefully the fans too –  so that we can have some very good team spirit next season and a winning attitude about the club.

That’s something that was decidedly missing last season – so that will be  a pleasant change.

It would also help to get off to a winning start at home to Southampton on August 9th, but that will be a tough game for the lads.

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