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Pardew desperate for one big signing to lift Newcastle squad

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted the one big signing he needs to make a difference may not happen. He told the Newcastle Chronicle: "If it doesn't (happen), like anything in life, we're going to have to get on with it with what we've got.

"We've still got a very good team with Remy on top of it.

"We lost Demba (Ba) and got the other guys in in January. I still think one more would be the perfect scenario."

He added that new blood could be the perfect boost after Monday's 4-0 mauling by Manchester City.

"I think a player does that to the group. A big player coming in boosts the group as well as the fans," he said.

"I'm not going to say something that I don't think is true and say 'oh, it's not affecting them'.

"I think they'd like to see another striker come in the door.

"That's something that hopefully will be done before the window shuts."

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