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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted he may have blundered by not bringing in more recruits during the transfer window.

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Alan Pardew's side have lost four in a row

Alan Pardew's side have lost four in a row

The Magpies have lost their last four Premier League games following a number of injuries and suspensions to key players, exposing their lightweight squad.

Newcastle signed just one senior player, Vurnon Anita, during the close season after withdrawing from planned moves for defensive pair Mathieu Debuchy and Douglas because they did not think they were financially viable.

Pardew, whose side are also involved in a taxing Europa League campaign, said: "We have been unlucky, but we are in the process of analysing whether we under-cooked it, and that's what we should do. It would be silly not to."

The number of players currently unavailable has increased the possibility of Newcastle reaching the chequebook in the January window, with Pardew conceding: "It's increased the discussion mode on that.

"We obviously had an idea of where it was going to go, but it probably is going to change before we get there. It's very important just to keep our eye on the ball."

Pardew's side host Wigan on Monday and Pardew added: "We have to win a game. We are desperate to win and sometimes desperation to win leads you down wrong avenues, so we have got to be careful.

"We just have to keep our heads and do our jobs, do the jobs we are meant to do.

"When you have lost two or three - and now four for us - you start doing other people's jobs, and it's very important just to focus on your job and do your job."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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