English Premiership

No guarantees for Toon Army

2014-10-23 09:55
Alan Pardew (Supplied)
Alan Pardew (Supplied)

Cape Town - Newcastle fans desperately seeking a striker for their side have been told there can be "no guarantee" for a January deal.

The Newcastle Chronicle report that the Newcastle board has dampened hopes of a new striker being added to the struggling English Premiership side in January.

Alan Pardew has repeatedly been saved by Papiss Cisse but fans of the club, known as the Toon Army, are seeking backup to their in-form striker.

The club's board responded by stating that the club had already signed nine players in the summer transfer window.

Board members - including Lee Charnley - said: “It was stated that the club had brought in nine players in the previous window in order to take the team forward and that additional attacking players had been pursued.

“The club are continuing to look at potential targets but stressed no guarantee could be made in reference to January.”

And when asked by fans if the club’s stance was the squad was in better shape, board members said: “The club’s view is that the squad is ultimately different.

“The club continues to assess its playing squad and any areas in which it feels it needs to strengthen.”

Newcastle managed to secure their first win of the season against Leicester City last weekend but still remain in the relegation zone after eight games.

The Toon Army now face the task of traveling to White Hart Lane on Sunday to face Spurs. The match will kick-off at 15:30.


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