Pardew has been given assurances he will be able to strengthen his Newcastle United squad in the January transfer window after the gamble not to sign more players in the summer backfired.
"This spell certainly made me question a few things that we have done," said Pardew. "Whenever you get a blip like that, it makes you get on your mettle and change a few things.
"We have had a look at things and I think it is also time for the board to have a little look at things as well, about what has gone on. They have done that. All of us have had to re-adjust a little bit.
"I think it gave us a shake that we needed to do a little bit more work in the summer on recruitment and I don't think we're going to fall short again. We'll be stronger in February."