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Waddle: Newcastle need to sign attackers in January

Chris Waddle insists Newcastle must sign ‘two attacking players’ if they are to avoid a battle with relegation this season.

Former England international Waddle, who played for Newcastle between 1980-1985, says Magpies boss Rafa Benitez must use the upcoming January transfer window to bolster the side’s attacking options.

“I think he needs two attacking players in January – a goalscorer and a creative player too, someone who can beat someone and see something in the final third.’’ Waddle told Radio 5 Live.

“If Newcastle can add those two players to what they have already got, I think they will finish well up the league.

“It would not matter if they are loan deals until the end of the season like [Salomon] Rondon, but they have to be a priority for whoever is running the club. Without those additions then, for all their organisation, shape and effort, it is going to be a long and hard season if they do not have the ability to create good chances and put the ball in the net.”

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