Good morning, Toon Army. 5 more days until the Blackpool match. Today's links are after the jump.
Sky Sports is reporting that Chris Hughton is looking at the possibility of signing 19 year-old French midfielder Nacim Boukhelifa on a free.
Alan Oliver of The People reports that Manchester City is looking to woo Steven Taylor away from Tyneside next summer. Yawn. Call me when it's summer. Right now he is ours, and I hope all of this talk doesn't distract him. For his part, Taylor insists that he is concentrating on his fitness.
Danny Simpson was quoted as saying that he has no excuses if he doesn't play well, and that he's ready to be a right back worthy of the top flight.
Not much else today. All of the major outlets are pretty concentrated on Wayne Rooney's latest Tiger Woods impression.