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Hughton has testing times ahead [updated]

October 30th, 2009 | 14 Comments |

Big tests ahead
Big tests ahead
New Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton hopes to get at least some of Mike Ashley’s £20m cash injection to spend on players.

Amidst Mike Ashley’s popular announcement that he would be inflicting himself upon Toon fans for another season and a half, there was also the news that he’s putting another £20m of his own money into the club. Ashley didn’t actually say where the £20m would be spent but it is speculated that the money would go towards new players and improving the scouting network.

Apparently Hughton – after talks with Ashley and Llambias – is already drawing up a list of targets for the January transfer window, although he was keen to just concentrate on our upcoming games for the moment. Hughton said:

The most important thing first and foremost is that we have to work with what we have.

We can’t bring in anybody until January other than loans.

I’ll identify what I think we need when that time comes, but the most important thing is getting the results in the games before then.

There are two remits really – the here and now, and then what happens when the window opens when we’ll sit down and look at it then.” (more…)