Exclusive: ‘There needs to be more’ - Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer analyses the Magpies’ January window
Shearer was quizzed about Newcastle’s transfer market so far at an event in London
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The Magpies legend praised the club's work in bringing Chris Wood and Kieran Trippier onto the books so far, but admitted there was still a mighty mountain for the club to climb in order to stay in the top flight.
"We hope there's going to be more, there needs to be more if Newcastle want to stay in the Premier League.
"We needed a forward and we needed more defenders, Trippier is one who is a fantastic signing.
"Hopefully Chris Wood will fire us the goals we need to stay up because it's been a really, really tough season."
Shearer was speaking at the launch of a new concept HIIT-based workout called FORTIS, powered by Speedflex, at Watford Leisure Centre Woodside.
The innovative fitness regime was created by the striker’s former physio at Newcastle Paul Ferris, who has to retire from football at a young age due to knee injuries.
And Shearer, a Speedflex ambassador, gave fans some tips on how he keeps fit in retirement.
He said: “Speedflex is the only thing which I can use to keep fit, other than cycling, because of the injuries that I’ve had and the operations I’ve had on my knees and my ankles.
“I hated going to the gym when I was playing football, so I was never really going to be a gym lover when I retired.
“Thankfully Speedflex came along, it gives me a great workout and it’s working in a group session which I enjoy - I didn’t like going on my own.
“It works for me and gives me a great buzz.”