Magpies expect more arrivals

04 July 2007 01:16
Newcastle United's new deputy chairman Chris Mort has revealed there is still money left in the kitty for Sam Allardyce to strengthen his squad. Allardyce has already brought four players - Mark Viduka, Joey Barton, David Rozehnal and Geremi - to St James' Park following his appointment in May. But having offset the arrivals with the £7million sale of Scott Parker to West Ham United, there is still money available to invest in more fresh faces. "There certainly will be more signings," said Mort, who was drafted into the club by majority shareholder Mike Ashley. "Sam is definitely going to take the lead on the football side. He is going to lead the charge in deciding who the club needs. "He and I speak on a very regular basis. We will work together to decide who to bring in, but he is going to lead the charge on that. "There is more money in the kitty. We are not going to talk about numbers, but he and we see areas of the squad that could be strengthened, and we will look to do that. "Sam is in a very similar position to us in that he is new to the club. "He is looking very closely at the playing side and seeing what we can do to develop the playing side, and absolutely, we appreciate that takes time to develop."

Source: ESA