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Newcastle boss Hughton has funds for new striker ahead of Carroll hearing

Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton will get funds for a new striker if Andy Carroll is jailed in the New Year.

Hughton's been ­promised that financial resources are available for him to sign at least one new player in January irrespective of the outcome of Carroll's trial.

The England Under-21 star faces a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm on October 25.

However, owner Mike Ashley is determined that the club's future - no ­matter what verdict is ­delivered - will be ­safeguarded by having an alternative strategy.

The Sunday Mirror says word inside St James' is that possible temporary back-up for Carroll is already on the boardroom radar even if that is in the shape of a loan signing.

Hughton said: ­"Ideally, we would have liked the trial out of the way sooner than ­October. But we will ­continue to support Andy."

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