Keegan - No rush for signings

Newcastle boss to take time over new recruits

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Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan insists he is not in a rush to bring new faces to St James' Park.

"I would have been happy to have just got Woodgate in, but it looks like we've lost him."

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Keegan was tipped to overhaul his inherited squad in the January transfer window after returning as Newcastle manager earlier this month.

The Magpies legend has yet to record a win since his comeback as boss, after his side were dumped out of the FA Cup by three second half Arsenal goals on Saturday.

And Keegan also appears to have missed out on the signing of Tottenham-bound Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate, but he insists he will not target quick-fire solutions.

"I am not in a hurry and it won't be the end of the world if we don't get anybody in," said Keegan.

Woodgate loss

"I would have been happy to have just got Woodgate in, but it looks like we've lost him.

"Tottenham can offer him the chance to play in a cup final, they are in Europe - and the only way we're going to get into Europe is if we get on a ferry."

Meanwhile, Newcastle return to Emirates Stadium on Tuesday for a Premier League clash with Arsenal and Keegan admits his side are playing for pride.

"We're in the bottom half of the table and we need to play for pride, which is the biggest thing of all in my view," Keegan added.

"The first-half performance at Arsenal (in the FA Cup) told me that the players have a lot of pride and talent."