Pardew also said: "I don't see a lot of late business for us, but I do think we need to get another striker in." #NUFC
— juliette ferrington (@juliette_grace) August 16, 2013
Alan Pardew says he isn’t expecting Newcastle to make many more signings before the end of the transfer window – but he is hoping to have another striker at the club for the season ahead.
The Magpies manager has struggled to stay on-message when it has come to supporting new director of football Joe Kinnear’s recruitment drive this summer.
Now, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Juliette Ferrington, he seems to have opted for some honest talking that will allow supporters to make up their own minds.
He said: “I don’t see a lot of late business for us, but I do think we need to get another striker in.”
Toon target Darren Bent has just agreed a season-long loan move to Fulham.
Pardew said the England international “was close in terms of the deal but Darren has decided his future lies elsewhere.”