Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has dismissed talk that he will sign a defender this month due to first team injuries, as reported by Sky Sports.

The Toon have worrying news over captain Fabricio Coloccini who is set to be out for up to two months and Pardew has shown in recent months that he doesn’t have full faith in certain back-up players.

This time last year, Newcastle splashed the cash on numerous imports to improve their side and even in the summer were hampered by financial difficulty with Mike Ashley.

Pardew isn’t concerned with his defender issues and won’t be pushed into any panic buying as his team are going nicely in the Premier League at present.

“Colo’s knee injury is a grade two and therefore doesn’t need surgery, so it’s a process of between four to six weeks,” Pardew admitted.

“But I don’t think that means me making a transfer. I don’t see why I should do that.

“I’ve got Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa here, who we paid £8.5million for, and he was very unlucky to lose his place, while there’s also Steven Taylor, who we know is a great player. So there’s no need for any knee-jerk reaction.”