According to The Chronicle, Mike Ashley will continue to back Steve Bruce – despite calls for the Newcastle boss to be sacked over the weekend.
Fans chanted “we want Brucie out” during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Southampton, with the 60-year-old also receiving a huge boo when he touched the ball on the sidelines.
However, Lee Ryder reports that Ashley has no intention of getting rid of his man – and could instead show his support in the form of a late loan signing.
The Chronicle claim that the club are scouring the loan market with less than 48 hours of the transfer window remaining, with a decision yet to be made on whether or not Bruce will include FOUR goalkeepers in his 25-man squad.
So far we’ve done the bare minimum in bringing Joe Willock back to the club, with the ex-Arsenal man being the only addition.
The squad is still in desperate need of new arrivals, however, with us crying out for an athletic centre-back, a midfield enforcer and striker able to step in when Callum Wilson isn’t fit.
Our no.9 was forced off over the weekend with a thigh injury, highlighting the fragile nature of our forward options.
As for who could arrive before tomorrow’s 11pm deadline, Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury is said to be keen on a move to Tyneside, while Chelsea duo Ethan Ampadu and Malang Sarr have also been named as potential options.