Davide Santon says Newcastle United have been lifted by their winter market signings.

United signed six players during January - arrivals who have coincided with a run of two wins in three games.

"They've only played two or three games but it's like they've been here for a year," Santon told BBC Newcastle.

"We've grown in confidence, we understand each other, we're a really strong team and we are competitive."

Santon added: "The atmosphere among the players is really nice."