Keegan targets three new faces
Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan hopes to sign three new players before the end of the transfer window.
Last Updated: 06/08/08 3:43pm
Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is hopeful he can sign three new players before the end of the summer transfer window.
Keegan has reiterated his confidence that two fresh faces will arrive at St James' Park, and Deportivo La Coruna defender Fabricio Coloccini and Arsenal centre-back Philippe Senderos are targets.
But the Tyneside boss, who has captured only Jonas Gutierrez, Danny Guthrie and Sebastien Bassong this close-season, has now set his sights on making it six new signings in total.
Midfielder Geremi recently voiced his concerns about Newcastle's wafer thin squad and Keegan acknowledges a need to reinforce.
"I would still like to strengthen and I'm confident we'll bring in at least two, possibly three, more faces," he told the club's official website.
"And if those players are of the quality of the likes of Gutierrez and Guthrie then we'll take our chances."
However, while Keegan acknowledges the need to strengthen, the former England boss also believes his current squad is capable of surviving the rigours of the Premier League.
The Magpies go into Wednesday's meeting with PSV Eindhoven on the back of three successive pre-season defeats, but Keegan believes that injuries have played a part as he has been forced to do without the services of Michael Owen and Mark Viduka.
"By the time we play Valencia on Saturday, and then Manchester United a week later, I would think we will be pretty much full strength, apart from maybe Mark Viduka," added Keegan.
"If everyone was fit, and I know in a perfect world that can happen but not always in football, we've got a strong, quality squad."