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Keegan confident Newcastle do not need major changes

Kevin Keegan is confident that his Newcastle squad does not require major surgery as he prepares for the new Premier League season.

After a difficult start following his return to St James' Park in January, the Magpies eventually improved to finish the campaign in 12th place.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "We've already got some quality players and we hope to add to that.

"It's hard to predict. I can say better when it is the start of the season when I have all the squad together.

"If you ask me then I can look round and say this is what we are going to go with."

Keegan admitted changing the training regime for the Magpies was his main priority when he took over in the wake of Sam Allardyce's departure.

He added: "I've enjoyed it. We've changed a few things at Newcastle.

"When you come into a club, everybody has different ideas, and that's no criticism of what had gone on before.

"Our main aim was to try to make players here enjoy coming to the training ground, and by doing that make sure they do the right kind of work.

"If you can get that right it's a pretty good formula."

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