Steve Bruce has revealed details of a pending transfer summit with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. Bruce made the revelation when talking about transfer plans during his press conference this morning.
The Chronicle have published the following statement from Bruce:
“I am meeting up with the owner in the next couple of days. That is planned.
“As I have said all along, if there is something that can make us better and they are available, I will ask the owner, of course.
“He was very supportive in the summer. So let’s see what we can get.
“I have said all along we won’t just bring players in for the sake of it.
“Most of the injuries we have will be back in two or three weeks.
“I am not one for just bringing in people for the sake of it, they have to improve us.”
While Bruce has been downplaying incomings, he obviously wants to bring players in this window.
There have been reports that he’s seeking as many as three additions this window. Bruce may point to injuries to make his case to Ashley.
However, Bruce has also been openly talking about a cup run this year while fielding his strongest possible team against Rochdale. He’s also threatening to do it tomorrow as well.
Could Mike Ashley be coming up to Newcastle to reign his head coach in? All this talk of winning something must have Ashley bewildered.
In all seriousness, we’d love to see the owner back Bruce this window. Incomings are desperately needed with the bottom three closing in.
Aston Villa are only five points behind Newcastle and will almost definitely do business this month. Watford have had a transformation under Nigel Pearson winning their last 3 games and now sit just 4 points behind Newcastle.
We’ve also seen Southampton and Everton jump us in the table as their fortunes have turned of late.
Newcastle are nowhere near safe despite a better than expected first half of the season. So maybe Ashley will listen to Bruce to ensure we stay in the Premier League.
Ashley has reportedly not seen Bruce since August so we’ll see what comes of this meeting in the next few days.
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