Newcastle United news: Clearout at St James’s Park and forgotten man’s Euro 2016 dream

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Newcastle United are already planning for the January transfer window – and there could be some big-name departures.

The club is bottom of the Premier League despite a £50million summer spend.

Rob Elliot

Rob Elliot

And there is an acknowledgement in the corridors of power that more money needs to be spent when the transfer window reopens.

United also won’t be afraid to move on players in January, and there are question marks over the futures of some senior players.

Head coach Steve McClaren only wants players at the club who are fully committed to the cause.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Rob Elliot has talked of his “tough” journey back from injury.

And United’s Shane Ferguson, on loan at Millwall, has spoken about Northern Ireland’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Greece.