Newcastle United manager John Carver has urged caution in the Northern Echo, but has admitted he’s excited about the team’s summer transfer plans.
Newcastle have struggled with injuries over the last few weeks and fell to another defeat against Arsenal over the weekend, which has seen the side fall further behind in the race for the top eight.
However, the boss is positive about the players the club intend to chase this summer, which he feels will put the club into a very good position.
“Without naming any names I’ve seen some of the players they (club officials) are talking about and I’m quite excited about them,” said the boss.
“With the additions and what we have here (players out of contract need to be dealt with) I think we can put out a group of players who could be competitive - and not just competitive in the top ten.”
If Newcastle can quickly consolidate as a mid-table Premier League team, they can have a strong foundation heading into an important summer.
The international break gives Carver an opportunity to work on tactics, while injured players have some extra time to get back to full fitness.
Carver can also using the extra time to prepare the side for the players who will be coming in at the end of the season looking ahead to the new campaign.
Club officials are also facing a challenge to make sure the deals get done because it’s going to be difficult for the club to put themselves into a position where they can compete against other parties, who may well have more to offer.
Carver’s enthusiasm is admirable and it’s now important Newcastle finish the season well.