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Newcastle endured a frustrating time in the summer window, as the Magpies failed to make any permanent signings.
The only arrival was the loan capture of Loic Remy, but it has not stopped Newcastle from making a fist of things.
A run of six wins from their last eight games has lifted the club into the top six.
Such form has sparked talk of Newcastle mounting a push for the Champions League places, and manager Alan Pardew is viewing the transfer window as an opportunity to hand his side a fresh boost.
The Guardian’s Paul Doyle picked up on quotes from Pardew following the win over Crystal Palace.
The transfer window is open soon and that might be an opportunity for us to galvanise ourselves.
We're making sure that we don't miss what might be a key signing. So [the chief scout] Graham Carr, Joe (Kinnear), myself and the owner (Mike Ashley) are very much on the ball for this January window. That is really the committee for transfers.
We sit down and discuss and make sure we make the right decision for the club. The finance comes into that, of course, but so does selection of what I need.
With Joe's knowledge of football he knows that the manager needs certain things and that has helped, in my opinion. I don't really want to say any more than that but I think that gives you a little bit of insight.