Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Cardiff City transfers can wait
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is fully focused on Cardiff City's FA Cup visit to St James' Park this Saturday
Last Updated: 04/01/14 2:14pm
Solskjaer was unveiled as Cardiff's new manager on Thursday after the controversial sacking of Malky Mackay and takes his new side to St James' Park on Saturday for an all-Premier League FA Cup tie.
The Norwegian revealed his only focus at the moment is Cardiff's visit to Newcastle, insisting his players are more than capable of going to the north-east and getting a positive result.
"I've had chats with Mehmet (Dalman) and I've had chats with the scouting department here about the players that they've been scouting and looking at so I've got a list of them but that is not my priority now," Solskjaer said.
"My priority is the game (against Newcastle). Let's get the game out of the way and then I can look to see what we need because the players here have been top of the Championship four years.
"They're used to winning games. They've established themselves at the top of the Championship. We're in the Premier League because they have deserved it, because it's been a long-term plan so the players here are capable and good enough to be here."
Solskjaer was asked if there was any truth in speculation linking Cardiff City with moves for Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams and Blackpool winger Tom Ince.
He refused to be drawn on individual names insisting his first objective is to work with the players he currently has at his disposal.
"I can't say," Solskjaer said. "I love working with young, enthusiastic players wanting to learn, wanting to improve.
"I'm looking at the possibilities we can have and the options but the important thing is for me to work with the ones I have because they're such a great bunch of lads.
"I've spoken to most of them and they've all impressed me with their attitude. When you look at them you can see they want to do well for themselves and the club."
One player who will be hoping to play a part this weekend is former club-captain Mark Hudson who has been restricted to just two Capital One Cup appearances this season.
Hudson was a key figure in Cardiff's promotion-winning season last year featuring 33 times for the club in the Championship.