Goal machine needed – Quinn

Quinn, who scored over 50 goals for the Magpies from 1989 to 1992,

is desperate to see his old club sign a frontman who can excite the

Geordie faithful follwing the £35million departure of Andy

Carroll to Liverpool in January. Demba Ba has arrived from West Ham

but he has taken the number 19 shirt at St James’ Park, meaning the

number nine jersey remains vacant. “There’s no iconic number nine

there in my opinion,” Quinn told The Chronicle. “From what I’ve

seen, there’s no one ready to take on the shirt. “Maybe they can go

with Shola Ameobi or one other, but they really need to sign at

least one more striker, a number nine, to keep them in the league

and help them progress. “But from what I have seen of Mike Ashley,

I doubt whether they will get all the money. “He came in as the

white knight and saved the club to some extent. “However, I always

think there’s something around the corner with him. I’m suspicious

of his intentions.”