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Newcastle manager Pardew: Ashley agrees we need new striker

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says he has the support of owner Mike Ashley in his bid for a new striker.

Pardew says the emphasis is now on director of football Joe Kinnear.

"Joe's on the case, and I think Mike agrees with me and Joe that we need one more," Pardew told the Evening Chronicle.

"That's helpful, as he's the one who's got to pay.

"We speak enough to know where we are.

"His focus is purely on the transfers, and hopefully he can get a striker."

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