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Newcastle boss speaks out after quiet transfer window

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has spoken out for the first time since the club failed to add significantly to their squad during this summer's transfer window. 

The Magpies made just one senior addition to their squad this summer - the signing of QPR striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal.

And although French 16-year-old Olivier Kemen joined on a full-time basis from Metz, he is very much one for the future. 

Pardew was keen to add one or two more bodies to his squad and Joe Kinnear's arrival as the director of football failed to attract targets, despite saying that moves will be made to help the manager. 

Such lack of transfer activity has led to several Newcastle fans voicing their frustration and disapproving opinions on social networking sites. 

But, a statement from Pardew, reported in today's Northern Echo suggests that he is looking at the situation positively.

The statement from Pardew read: "We are delighted to have brought Loic Remy to the club in this window and we believe he will form an exciting and effective partnership with Papiss Cisse.

"Joe has worked hard on numerous targets, particularly an additional offensive player. However some of the options that were available within our financial means were not as good as the players we already had and there is no point bringing in new players unless they can improve us and take us forward.

"We did the majority of our business in the January window, signing five excellent first team players.

"With the strong squad we have we should all approach the season in a positive, optimistic frame of mind."

Due to a lack of transfer activity among other factors, Newcastle are tipped by many to struggle this campaign and it remains to be seen how long Pardew keeps this positive attitude and response up to proceedings. 

 

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