The Magpies’ boss admitted that his main role at this moment in time is to deal with his side on the pitch and to make sure they are as high as possible in the Premier League.
Bruce shared that he would like to strengthen his side should he get the opportunity to do so, but went on to share that no meetings have taken place with Steve Nickson and the rest of the scouting team at St James’ Park.
“But if we can improve the club will always try to improve but as for conversations about January, I’ve just got on with my job at the moment which is to try and make a fist of this difficult start we’ve obviously had,” he told Sky Sports.
It is vital that Newcastle strengthen their side in the January market, and Bruce will know that after what he has seen at the beginning of this season. The Magpies are definitely capable of staying up with their current squad, but from what he have seen, it would definitely be by the skin of their teeth. Young players such as the Longstaff brothers will be vital moving forward, but they definitely need more players with technical ability in and around the final third given their struggles. Allan Saint-Maximin has had a massive effect at St James’ Park, but he is the only player capable of running at opposition defences with great pace, and they cannot afford to become too over-reliant on the Frenchman. Nickson will definitely be out and about as much as possible to scout the best possible talent that could be available, and there will be a lot of pressure on his shoulders to deliver a fresh bunch of players to the North East to help their survival push.