There’s plenty of goals in team – Newcastle United boss

ALAN PARDEW ... says his side need goals.
ALAN PARDEW ... says his side need goals.
Have your say

ALAN Pardew is adamant there are enough goals in his Newcastle United team.

The transfer window closed last week without an additional forward arriving at St James’s Park.

And summer signing Siem de Jong, expected to be one of United’s biggest attacking threats, is facing up to four months on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

Newcastle were reliant on loanee Loic Remy’s 14 goals last season.

Without Remy, the bulk of the goalscoring responsibility will fall on the shoulders of new boy Emmanuel Riviere and Papiss Cisse, who is close to a return from long-term injury.

Attacking midfielder Remy Cabella will also be expected to make a significant contribution, while young players Rolando Aarons, Ayoze Perez and Adam Armstrong are on the fringes of his team.

Asked if he had enough strikers at the club, Pardew said: “I think we have.

“I think we’ve got enough goals in this team to win Premier League games, and I think we have enough in this group to have a good season.

“If I didn’t say that, you’d call me a madman, but I actually do think we have enough.”

Pardew says he is happy with the business done by the club, which signed nine players.

“The window was very tough for lots of teams not at the very top of the Premier League because prices were very high,” said Pardew.

“There wasn’t a lot of good product on the market, and it was difficult for teams like ourselves to secure top players.”

Meanwhile, owner Mike Ashley has insisted the club is not for sale at any price.

It had been suggested that Ashley was looking to sell the club so he could take control of Rangers, but Newcastle issued a statement insisting that the club was not for sale for at least two years.

We have launched a FREE football app covering Sunderland AFC, Newcastle United and Hartlepool United.

For all the latest news, gossip and match coverage straight to your mobile and tablet, download the Football Echo now from here:

Click here to download from the iTunes store

Click here to download from the Google Play store