Daryl Janmaat believes Newcastle can progress next season, but hopes to see additions

The 25-year old was one of the bright lights in an otherwise dismal 2014/15 season for the Magpies.

Former Feyenoord defender Daryl Janmaat has commented that he believes Newcastle United can push on and improve next season, but only if signings are made.

He spoke on fellow countryman Siem de Jong’s return from injury and the need for new acquisitions, as quoted by the Shields Gazette.

“He (de Jong) will come back next season and I hope the club brings some good players in,” said Janmaat.

“I think we will do that, and we can have a good season.”

Much has been made of Newcastle’s transfer activity, or lack thereof, in recent windows and fans have started to grow impatient at what they see as lip service being paid by owner Mike Ashley.

The Newcastle chairman pledged to invest in the squad at the end of last season, but no new signings are yet to arrive as July approaches.

A major overhaul of the squad is required and Janmaat’s view is one echoed by most fans. The extent of the task of reshaping the squad is a monumental one for Steve McClaren and early signings appear a must if there is to be any semblance of cohesion in the team come August 8th.

Charlie Austin has been the major link this summer, and Newcastle were recently made favourites for his signature, with the Evening Chronicle reporting as much, but competition remains high and some fans have voiced scepticism over whether a deal will be struck.

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