With each passing week, it becomes clearer and clearer that the only certainty at St. James’ Park at the moment is uncertainty.
Newcastle United fluctuate wildly in the quality of their performance week on week, and it’s never obvious as to which Toon side is going to turn up.
Last week against West Ham, they looked vastly improved, registering 12 shots, with nine on target, as per the BBC.
Compared to the week before, when they came up short against Chelsea and didn’t manage a single effort on target, as per the BBC, it was a big step in the right direction.
But fans will still be wanting more.
The Magpies are a big club, and they deserve much better than hovering above the drop zone every season.
And if they are to escape that perpetual struggle then they need to bring in some new talent, which is why they will be hoping that Sky Sports pundit Danny Mills’ comments come true.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It doesn’t matter where they strengthen but when they do strengthen, they won’t just add players to the squad. You have to add quality, you have to improve on that first XI.
“I see no point bringing in squad players, there’s no point bringing in three or four average players who are just the same, they’re no different to what you’ve got.
“They’re best off putting all their eggs in one basket and bringing in one or two. That’s what Newcastle need, if they have the chance to add to their first XI, they have to take that opportunity.”
Mills is bang on the money with this one.
The Magpies don’t need to bring in any more players who will litter the substitute’s bench and struggle to make an impact. They need talent that can really be the difference in their bid to rocket up the table.
The manner in which Allan Saint-Maximin has taken to life in England has shown just how significant the right signing can be.
Hopefully, Mike Ashley can see that too.