Newcastle United boss: Lack of goals a worry

INJURY WOES: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
INJURY WOES: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
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EMBATTLED Alan Pardew has conceded that a lack of goals IS becoming a problem for Newcastle United.

Pardew had claimed in the build-up to Saturday’s visit to Southampton that he was confident his new-look side had a potent enough attack.

But in the wake of the club’s 4-0 defeat at the St Mary’s Stadium, Pardew - who could be without the injured Rolando Aarons until November - has admitted he is “worried” by a lack of goals ahead of Saturday’s home game against Hull City.

“The worry is how many goals we’re going to score,” said Pardew. “I think we’re aware of that, and (on Saturday) we had chances and didn’t take them.

“So it’s something we need to work on, get a balance to the team and try and get a formula that’s going to get us some goals.”

Aarons - who scored one and set up another of the club’s three league goals - is facing a lengthy lay-off with the hamstring problem he suffered during the international break.

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