Ex-Mag linked - We don't want him

Last updated : 26 December 2004 By Craig Hope (website editor)

SkySports.com are running a story linking Newcastle with former defender Sylvain Distin.

Just why we would want a defender who is prone to errors (we already have Bramble and O’Brien) remains a mystery. The rumours are almost certainly wide of the mark. Freddie Shepherd himself is all too aware of Distin’s unpopularity on Tyneside following his St.James exit when a bigger pay cheque came knocking.

Other rumours doing the Christmas rounds include our continual link with Fernando Morientes and our apparent rebuff of a Southampton enquiry about Shola Ameobi.

Role on January and the possible arrival or departure of players that can kick start the much needed St.James’ revival.