Shearer sad at Toon transfer activity

LEGEND: Alan Shearer
LEGEND: Alan Shearer

ALAN Shearer says he is “saddened” that Newcastle United are without a No9.

But the club’s all-time record goalscorer still believes Alan Pardew’s side will still be able to hold their own in the Premier League this season.

Pardew was left frustrated after attempts to sign a striker before Wednesday night’s transfer deadline came to nothing.

Shearer will again pull on a No9 Newcastle shirt for a charity game against a Liverpool XI at Kingston Park on October 9.

And asked about the club’s long-running search for a successor to Andy Carroll, BBC Match of the Day pundit Shearer said: “It’s a fantastic shirt.

“I had 10 great years wearing it, and I’d love someone to have come in and taken it and scored some goals, but it wasn’t to be for whatever reason.”

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