Steve Bruce reveals his thoughts on the January transfer window and his Newcastle United aims for 2020

Steve Bruce has revealed his Newcastle United aims for 2020 – and what he expects from the January transfer window.

Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 7:00 am
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC at St. James Park on December 28, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton FC at St. James Park on December 28, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The winter window in the Premier League creaked open this morning as most were toasting the chimes of Big Ben. And while many will aim for big changes and unrealistic targets in the new year, Bruce is much more relaxed.

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“A target? My job since I’ve walked through the door is to try and take the club forward and keep it as an established Premier League club,” said the manager.

“Let’s not forget, it’s only two years ago we were in the Championship. It’s early doors still for the club as far as I’m concerned. The more you’re in it, the more we’ll get bigger and stronger.”

On transfers, he added: “It would be great to have a few additions to help the team come along the way, and whether that’s January or the summer, so be it.”