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The Magpies manager says he has had no problems working with the club's new director of football, as he looks to bring in new signings before the start of the league season

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says Joe Kinnear, the club’s director of football, is doing everything he can to support him in the transfer market.

The Magpies have yet to land any of their transfer targets so far this summer, with Kinnear being brought in last month to try and secure new signings for the club.

Pardew has urged the club to sign Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis but is confident Kinnear will bring in new players before the start of the season.

"There's been no problem [with Kinnear],” Pardew told Sky Sports. “Joe's job is to make sure that I get the support I need and he's trying to do everything he can to do that.

"Myself and Graham Carr have given Joe the targets, but they're difficult to get over the line, and I'm sure Joe's trying to be very patient in trying to get the right player for us.

"It's obvious at the moment that we need a player or two and hopefully he can do that.”

Newcastle were 1-0 winners at Blackpool on Sunday in a pre-season friendly, with Shola Ameobi scoring the only goal of the game.

And ahead of the new Premier League season on August 17, Pardew feels the Magpies are looking stronger.

"We're in good shape. We've got a strong squad, but we just need a little tip over the edge to give us that depth that we need,” he added.

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