Newcastle boss Pardew insists no winter signing was panic buy

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists there's been no panic-buying in the last week. Moussa Sissoko arrived on Friday from Toulouse.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists there's been no panic-buying in the last week.

Moussa Sissoko arrived on Friday from Toulouse.

Pardew said: "Something that needed to be sorted out this week after the Reading game. The Reading game was a watershed moment for me.

"If you look at the signings closely there isn't a quick fix in there which is what some teams have tried to do in the past when they are in a relegation position. We've been bold, we've got players who have to understand the Premier League is different, they've got to settle quickly.

"There is a vision from these players, they're not going to be moved on in the summer, they are here for the next three or four years.

"Every day as manager of Newcastle United is exciting, trust me. I've had another one today. I think it's going to be difficult.

"It's a lift. I can feel that lift by 100 per cent, but the bigger lift is Coloccini and Cabaye because we won't sign two better players than them in the transfer window. One is up to full speed and the other is staying until the summer and hopefully they will lead us to safety."

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