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Pardew admits Newcastle must alter transfer policy

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he may need to alter their transfer policy.

Pardew concedes the club are not enjoying the same success in the transfer market that they once did and that they may need to bring in some experienced new faces in January.

"Our policy here has been the same since I've been at the club - we have bought players we think have good market value and that means mainly the younger players," Pardew told the Evening Chronicle.

"I've had to deal with younger players and some have been massively successful and some haven't. At the moment we are not having as much success as we've had.

"We've produced some fantastic players for this club and we need to start producing a few more.

"I didn't think we were strong enough in the last part of the season and that's been held against me that I've been making excuses, but I just felt that we needed more and we didn't have it after the loss of (Yohan) Cabaye.

"This club needs big players because we are a big scalp for any team.

"Forget where we are in the league. We need big players and our big players need to stand up.

"We also need to create more big players and that's what we are trying to do."

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