Pardew pleased with signings

  • Last Updated: August 4 2014, 12:32 BST

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is pleased with his summer transfer business but has hinted he might not yet be finished adding to his squad.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew believes his squad is now strong
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew believes his squad is now strong

The Magpies have signed seven players this summer, with latest new arrival Facundo Ferreyra joining Siem de Jong, Daryl Janmaat, Emmanuel Riviere, Jack Colback, Ayoze Perez and Remy Cabella.

It has left Pardew, who faced criticism as his side faltered during the second half of last season, positive about the future.

He also vowed to keep his eyes open for additional reinforcements.

Speaking after his side's 3-1 win over Schalke on Sunday, he told reporters: "I think we have done some terrific business this summer. It must please the Newcastle fans that we have signed some exciting, offensive players.

"And, for me, I feel far more comfortable with the team and that we can play a brand of football that is expected of us.

"It is very difficult for the likes of the teams outside of the Champions League money to compete. But we are trying to do it in an educated manner.

"We've been accused of not spending the money we bring in, but now we have spent it and we can hope to get as close as we can. Certainly, offensively we are definitely stronger. There is no doubt about that.

"We have always maintained that we will watch the window right up until the last hours."