According to a recent report by Chronicle Live, Newcastle United manager has stated that his club has what it takes to go through the whole season without having to buy someone in January. The experienced Premier League gaffer explained that it is difficult to acquire players during the winter transfer window and that if they didn’t find the player they wanted, then there’d be no point in signing someone else just for the sake of it.
How Have Newcastle United Fared So Far This Season?
The Magpies have had an extremely mixed season with wins and losses seemingly coming in spatters. Although they’ve picked up some extremely motivating results along the way, it’s the ones that seem simpler that have been their undoing so far this season. Although they remain unbeaten at home after the opening day loss to Arsenal, their inability to kill games off has been a major concern.
Despite the fact that they got two massive away wins against Tottenham and West Ham United, the Magpies’ struggles are quite evident on the league table. Their latest result though is sure to fill the fans with a lot of confidence. They huffed and puffed and pulled off a memorable draw against Manchester City at St.James’ Park, and are currently sitting at the 14th spot on the league table.
What Areas Within The Newcastle Squad Need Freshening Up?
Martin Dubravka has been nothing short of a brick wall in front of goal for the Magpies, but in front of him, there have been some real warning signs. Although the untimely injuries to key players like Jamaal Lascelles and Paul Dummett have deterred their progress, they do seem to have enough defensive depth to sustain a top-half finish at the end of this campaign.
In attack though, the Magpies are looking quite thin. Their struggles in front of goal have been highlighted perfectly by their star summer signing Joelinton’s goalscoring rate. The Brazilian has struggled to kick in after his promising start to life in the Premier League, leaving Steve Bruce with a flurry of worries up front. Their inability to score goals has been haunting, and they’ve even had to resort to using Dwight Gayle at times this season.
Are Urgent Winter Signings Required At Newcastle?
Despite the minor details within the attacking setup that needs sorting, the Magpies undeniably have got a good thing going at Tyneside, and even with the limited resources they have, Bruce’s men have done an excellent job of managing their season so far. The expectations placed on this club by its loyal and faithful support is massive, and with the squad that they currently possess, they’re more than strong enough to deliver what was promised, even if they don’t make any winter signings at all.
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