Hughton plays down spending

Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton is keen to add to his squad this summer, but admits that big-name, big-money signing are highly unlikely.

The Magpies are gearing up for life back in the top-flight, with Hughton placing his faith in most of the players who helped the club to the Championship title last season.

He told The Chronicle:"One thing I'm positive about is come the start of the season, is that we'll have the amount of players we need to be able to compete.

"What I have said is that we have a competitive squad and I'm not keen to disrupt too much of what we had last season.

"What I'm very conscious of is that we need to add to the squad. It's something we'll definitely do.

"If I look at some of the big-name signings this club has made in the past for big money, there's a realisation we're not in those times now.

"What we have to make sure we do is bring in the right players, rather than names that are just going to excite.

"We have to add to what we've already got, improve what we've got and bring in players who are going to be fixtures in the team that we have."

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