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Pardew: Striker search ongoing

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew admits he remains in the market for attacking firepower, with two strikers targeted.

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Alan Pardew: Hoping to bring two more strikers into St James' Park

Alan Pardew: Hoping to bring two more strikers into St James' Park

The Magpies feel they remain light in an important area of the field and hope to address that issue during the summer transfer window.

Pardew does have Papiss Cisse, Yoan Gouffran, Shola Ameobi and youngster Adam Campbell at his disposal, but he wants greater competition for places.

That means he will be dipping into the market at some stage.

Newcastle have already admitted to being keen on Aston Villa's Darren Bent and Queens Park Rangers' Loic Remy, and efforts to bring them on board could be stepped up over the coming days.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "I think we might need two strikers. My competition in that area - Cisse, Shola, Gouff and Adam Campbell - last season wasn't strong enough.

"In the Premier League, that's not enough. I need more than that."

While hoping to bolster his ranks in the attacking third of the field, Pardew claims to be happy with his defensive unit.

He has been linked with a move for a centre-half, possibly West Ham United's James Tomkins, but the Magpies manager says his focus is on other areas.

Pardew added: "I think we're pretty strong there."

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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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