Bruce eyeing attacking reinforcements
New Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce says the club are working hard to bolster attacking options in his squad for this season.
With just three weeks of the transfer window remaining, Newcastle are running out of time to plug the substantial gap in the squad left by the departures of Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez among others.
Dwight Gayle missed Wednesday's 4-0 defeat by Wolves with a calf problem and Yoshinori Muto is currently the only fit senior striker, although the club are understood to be in advanced talks with Hoffenheim over 22-year-old Brazilian Joelinton.
Bruce said: "When you get the call, the first thing you look at is the squad, and of course we're aware that we've lost Rondon and Ayoze, so we're short in that little area and we're working on that.
"But the squad is littered with some very, very good players and that's why it's been able to stay in the Premier League. It's my job now to try to move us forward as best as we possibly can and I'll do my utmost to try to achieve that."
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