Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has issued a desperate plea for the club to booster the squad in the transfer window in they are to halt their disastrous slip of form.
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Reading meant the Magpies have won only registered one win in 10, with their squad being hit by a number of injuries to key players, as well as the departure of top-striker Demba Ba to Chelsea and Cheik Tiote’s involvement in the African Cup of Nations.
Pardew revealed the team’s current form has him worried, and also highlighted the importance of a new signing to enhance their attacking options.
“We need that boost of a signing, someone who we think is going to take the team forward because we’re hanging on at the minute,” said Pardew.
“Losing Demba Ba and losing Cheik Tiote, they’re big blows for the team.
“I’m looking at the bench and there’s a lack of striker, a lack of power up the pitch that we need to give us a boost.
“I think that’s an area we really need to address.
“Today was the first time you could sense we’re a team at the bottom of the table, and that’s a worry for us.”