Hughton - I can spend

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Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has revealed that he does have cash to spend on players this summer.

Newcastle boss now has cash to spend but must be careful

Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has revealed that he does have cash to spend on players but the Magpies must get value for money in any transfer dealings. Hughton is preparing for life back in the Premier League after impressively guiding the Magpies to Championship success last term. While Newcastle owner Mike Ashley insisted in May that were would be no new capital spend on players, Hughton now says there will be cash to strengthen his squad. But he wants to follow the example of Birmingham and Wolves, who stayed up last term with the squads which largely got them promoted the year before.

Right tactics

The Newcastle boss told the Daily Mirror: "We have players from the last time we were in the Premier League who have improved and will be better players. We have to get the right tactics and continue some of the feel we had last season. "Birmingham and Wolves did well with the squads largely that got them promoted. "Having said that, yes, there is money to spend. "Newcastle is in a different place to where we were a few years ago. The sums we had to spend then are not there any more. "We have to be careful and get value for money. I expect players to come in before the end of the summer."
Warned fans
Hughton also warned fans to keep their feet on the ground as he seeks to re-establish the Magpies as a Premier League force once more. He added: "It would be silly to say I can see us challenge in the next year or couple of years. "I have to be realistic. One year ago we were plying our trade in a lower division. It has to be a growing progress. "We have to become a steady member of the top flight."

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