Alan Pardew has made it clear that he intends to add his Newcastle United squad by making a number of signings in the January transfer window.
The Magpies manager has been active during the winter months over the past two years and is hoping to keep the club's current momentum going by working with Joe Kinnear, Mike Ashley and chief scout Graham Carr to identify targets.
"That might be an opportunity for us to galvanise ourselves. I haven't really talked too much about the finance available but we've talked about players," Pardew told reporters.
"We're making sure that we don't miss what might be a key signing. You look at the last two January windows, we've done good business. We sit down and discuss and make sure we make the right decision for the club. The finance comes into that, of course, but so does selection of what I need.
"With Joe's knowledge of football he knows that the manager needs certain things and that has helped, in my opinion. I don't really want to say any more than that but I think that gives you a little bit of insight."
Newcastle beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on Saturday to keep themselves in the running for a Champions League place.