Newcastle Utd boss faith in youngsters after Hartlepool Utd win

Gael Bigirimana
Gael Bigirimana

ALAN Pardew has called on Newcastle United fans to be patient as the club closes in on its transfer targets.

Pardew had been hopeful of a breakthrough last week, but Lille rejected an improved £5m bid for defender Mathieu Debuchy.

Up to now, United’s only signings have been the lower-profile acquisitions of Romain Amalfitano, Curtis Good and Gael Bigirimana.

Pardew’s also keen to add depth and experience to his squad ahead of a potentially-gruelling campaign.

However, he has faith in the club’s younger players, and their potential was evident in last night’s comfortable 5-1 win over Hartlepool United.

“My message would just to be patient,” Pardew said.

“We’ve got a great side, and a great underbelly to the team.

“If we add one or two, or even three, we’ll have a great squad.”