Eddie Howe reaffirms Newcastle United transfer stance after Brighton draw

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Eddie Howe has reaffirmed his desire to strengthen his Newcastle United squad during this summer’s transfer market.

The absence of Ryan Fraser at Brighton and Hove Albion left the Magpies light of attacking options from the bench when Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson were withdrawn

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Jacob Murphy and Chris Wood were introduced but were unable to improve what was a flat attacking display in the second half.

Instead, United were happy to settle for a point after Brighton wasted numerous chances.

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Howe remains hopeful of sealing a fourth summer signing - but insists it has to be the right player.

“As I’ve said many times, we’re looking,” the Magpies head coach said.

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“We are aware that there are certain parts of the squad that we’d love to strengthen and give us more options.

“But that’s no reflection of anybody we currently have in our squad because I think we’ve shown that we love everybody within the group.

“There’s a very good feeling internally, within the dynamic of the team, so we desperately don’t want to harm that either.”

Two of Newcastle’s summer signings - Nick Pope and Sven Botman - starred during the 0-0 draw on the South Coast.

Matt Targett, however, missed the game due to a dead leg sustained in last weekend’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

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