Newcastle closing in on loan signing

The Magpies have struggled with injuries so far this season, and would want to strenghten their squad this month.

Roeder said: “We are talking to the player’s club and we are hoping they will release him to come across here and we will find out in the next 48 hours.

“We know all about him and his playing record, but we still want a look at him with a view to a loan deal until the end of the season.”