“That is an alarming quote” – Loads of Newcastle fans react as Bruce discusses January plans

Loads of Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media after head coach Steve Bruce discussed the club’s January transfer plans.

The mid-season market is now just around the corner, and will see some clubs rush to add the extra quality to their side that could secure a title, book a place in Europe, push on for a strong cup run or fight to stay afloat in the Premier League.

For Newcastle, activity looks set to be at a minimum, as Bruce has confirmed that he will only seek deals for players that will offer a clear improvement on the 25 men he already has to call on at St. James’ Park.

“I haven’t even asked that question because I have two or three I haven’t seen,” Bruce told Les Ferdinand after the Sheffield United game on Thursday, while the club icon served as a pundit for Amazon Prime.

“Can we get players in January that can make us better? I have to be patient. If there is, I will bang down the door. I’m delighted with the squad we have.”

Where do we need to improve in January?

Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper

Defence

Defence

Midfield

Midfield

Attack

Attack

The Toon are expected to have funds available to spend in January if the right player does become available, with Bruce keen to acquire a new central midfielder who can offer something different to the likes of Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey and Sean and Matty Longstaff.

Loan deals are also possible with the club yet to fill all of our temporary slots, with Jetro Willems currently the only player at St. James’ Park not on a permanent contract.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Bruce’s transfer update…

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