Steve Watson lists three players Newcastle should have signed in the summer

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Steve Watson suggests that Newcastle United should have tried to sign Blackburn Rovers' Rhodes, Queens Park Rangers' Charlie Austin and Burnley's Arfield.

Steve Watson has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Newcastle United’s stunning collapse at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies took an early lead in the Premier League game against Manchester City, but they conceded five goals thereafter and went down 6-1.

Former Newcastle star Watson was following the match, and he was stunned to see Steve McClaren’s side suffer a spectacular collapse.

The former Aston Villa man is concerned that there were no British players in Newcastle’s starting lineup against City.

Watson has also named three British players Newcastle should have tried to sign in the summer transfer window: Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes, Queens Park Rangers forward Charlie Austin and Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield.

Newcastle are at the bottom of the Premier League table at the moment with just three points from eight matches. The Magpies have scored just six goals and have conceded as many as 17.

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