Sam eyes Dyer replacement

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Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce is looking to replace Kieron Dyer at St James' Park by the end of the week.

"My job now is to replace him."

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Former Ipswich Town ace Dyer is set to leave The Magpies after West Ham agreed an undisclosed fee for the England international winger.

Along with landing Dyer's replacement, Allardyce has conceded he still needs at least four fresh faces to add depth to his Newcastle squad.

"My job now is to replace him, which shouldn't take too long I don't think, and then move on to other players in other positions as quickly as I can or at the same time," Allardyce told the club's official website.

"I think we'll be close by the end of the week to maybe one or two players, I would hope.

"Then after that I would look to get at least another two or maybe three in because if Kieron goes, whoever comes in to replace him, that's only one for one, so it's not actually improving the squad in terms of strength in depth.

"There's still three or four players need to be got on top of whoever we replace Kieron with."