Alan Pardew: 'Jordan Rhodes, Ross McCormack not good enough'

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew gives instructions during his side's friendly with Real Sociedad on August 10, 2014
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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew insists that the likes of Ross McCormack and Jordan Rhodes are not good enough to play for the club.

Alan Pardew has insisted that Jordan Rhodes and Ross McCormack would not have been good enough to join Newcastle United this summer.

Hull City are believed to have bid £12m for Rhodes, while McCormack joined Fulham for £11m earlier in the transfer window.

The Magpies manager told The Chronicle: "I think the most important thing for us is we stay focused on what's happening and we are. The limitations in the forward market are very easy to see.

"Jordan Rhodes has gone and the price of the lad from West Brom (Shane Long) and the boy who went to Fulham. Do we want to bring a player like that to this football club? I don't think so.

"So we have to be conscious of trying to get a player that's right for us and who's good enough for us. And with all due respect to those guys I don't think they are good enough for us."

Newcastle face Aston Villa in the Premier League tomorrow.

Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley at Ewood Park on March 9, 2014
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