Date: 20th July 2009 at 9:59pm
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With the papers again full of stories of prospective outgoings and nothing in the way of incomings, there is a doubt that Newcastle will be starting the season with the same core of players who have Darlington a humping on Saturday. However Chris Hughton was not saying much on the stories, telling the Chronicle:

‘At the moment, it is hypothetical. This is the group of players we’ve got at the moment, and this is what we’re working with. Our focus is on what we have.

There’s been a lot of talk of players not being here, but everybody’s still here. That’s all you can put your thoughts on at this moment.’