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Newcastle legend Shearer: Wood needs better service

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer is confident Chris Wood will prove a good signing.

The 30-year-old is yet to get off the mark on Tyneside, but has contributed to their three-game unbeaten Premier League streak since making his debut on January 15 - including Tuesday night's 3-1 win over Everton at St James' Park, and Newcastle have won seven points from nine with him in the team.

"Yeah, I think it's needs must, we needed a forward in," Shearer told the Daily Mail.

"It's a difficult market in January anyway, so they needed a forward in and they've weakened Burnley.

"I would hope Wood gets more service than then he got, and I'm pretty sure he's hoping for the same."

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