Steve McClaren comments on prospect of signing more players for Newcastle

Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren has said that Newcastle United could be in the market for more players.

Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren has suggested to the Shields Gazette that the club's transfer business has yet to be concluded, and is eyeing potentially two more players to arrive at St James's Park.

The Magpies have signed three frontline players this season in Georginio Wijnaldum, Chancel Mbemba and Aleksandar Mitrovic, but there is still a desire to strengthen in other areas of the field.

McClaren is quoted as saying in the Shields Gazette after the side's 2-0 defeat to Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday:  "At the moment we’ve just signed three so we’ve settled down. We then need to look at the first few games. Unfortunately, I’ve learnt nothing today.

“Any good manager will tell you he’s always looking for players. We’d love one or two more but they’ve got to be the right ones and if they are, I’m sure we’ll be in the market for them."

The side were pretty bright during their 2-2 draw with Southampton on the opening weekend of the season, but McClaren was visibly unimpressed with what he saw during the defeat at the Liberty Stadium.

By saying that he learned nothing perhaps means that he doesn't know whether he needs a player for a particular position. 

McClaren is likely to learn a bit more about his side when they head to Old Trafford next weekend to take on Manchester United, who have recorded two 1-0 wins to take maximum points from their opening matches, and he will want a response from his side after the disappointing display in South Wales. 

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