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Hughton Won't Add To Squad

Written by Newcastle Utd

United boss says his roster is complete, and won't be bringing in new players despite Hatem Ben Arfa injury

By Dan King

Chris Hughton won't be looking to add to his squad in January, insisting that his team is "completed" despite the recent long-term injury to Hatem Ben Arfa.

The Magpies boss is adamant that he won't be entering the transfer market when the window for new signings re-opens in January, because he's already happy with the roster he's assembled over the past year.

And while the double-leg break suffered by Ben Arfa at Man City is a blow to Hughton, he won't be bringing in any new players.

"I'm disappointed to have lost a player of Hatem's quality - but we'll not overreact to one injury in what is a very strong squad," he told www.nufc.co.uk

"We won't be adding to the squad in January; I feel we have a lot of strength in depth with the players we have already and there's no need to add to it.

"We completed our squad before the last transfer window and I'm extremely pleased with the players we brought in. Mike Ashley and the board were financially very supportive and, together, we did some very good business in the summer."

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