The tough-tackling midfielder urges Mike Ashley to get his chequebook out after Monday's thrashing by Manchester City as injuries and suspensions mount at St James's Park
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Alan Pardew's men were without star midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who was subject to a bid from Arsenal just hours before kick-off on Monday, and Tiote feels that his side must act to bolster a struggling squad.
The Ivorian midfielder told the Daily Mirror: "Honestly, I think we need some more players in the squad because we don't have a big squad.
"Now we've got Steven Taylor out for three games and Jonas Gutierrez is injured. It's going to be tough on us because we don't have a big squad. I hope the chairman is going to spend money on the club."
Tiote played 31 matches for the Magpies last season without scoring.