Steve McClaren: Why it feels like Newcastle have made FIVE new signings

Steve McClaren says it feels like Newcastle United have made FIVE new signings.

Saturday, 23rd January 2016, 7:20 am
Updated Saturday, 23rd January 2016, 11:39 am
Jonjo Shelvey

Midfield pair Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet joined the relegation-threatened club last week.

But McClaren has also welcomed back Steven Taylor, Emmanuel Riviere and Rolando Aarons from injury.

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Defender Taylor, striker Riviere and winger Aarons could all be involved against Watford at Vicarage Road this afternoon.

And head coach McClaren said: "Steven Taylor back in, Rolando is back in training, Manu Riviere, the two signings – honestly, it's like five new faces on the training ground, so that's also given us a bit of a lift.

“But (Watford) is a big game for us."

Newcastle are 18th in the Premier League, and a point adrift of safety, ahead of the Watford game.