Pardew ready to make Newcastle changes

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has suggested that his club needs to rethink the way they do things if they are going to improve this season, reports the Daily Mirror.

Newcastle, who face Fulham on Monday in the Premier League, are currently sitting 14th, a disappointing position after their fifth place finish last season. And whilst they did win their last league game, a 3-0 victory against Wigan, a run of just one win in their previous nine games has Pardew claiming that his side needs to make some changes.

Pardew said: “This spell certainly made me question a few things. Whenever you get a blip like that, it makes you get on your mettle and change a few things.

We have has a look at things and it is also time for the board to have a little look at things as well, about what has gone on. They have done that as well. So all of us have had to readjust a little bit.

With the January transfer window approaching Pardew is keen to add to his squad, having failed to land any big signings in the summer bar the purchase of Vurnon Anita. And whilst the core group of players that lead Newcastle to a Europa League spot last season are still at the club, injury and loss of form has cost Newcastle points.

Pardew, who took over at St James’ Park in 2010, is concerned that their poor start to the season is leading to criticism of his players. “Most of the players have not had a lot of criticism since they have been at the club. At all football clubs, a degree of criticism will come your way at some stage.

Maybe some players have been detached from that to this point, but they have had their share now and quite rightly so.

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