Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he is happy to tackle the first half of the season with the players he already has.
Pardew has spent much of the summer hoping that the likes of Fabricio Coloccini, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba remained in his team heading into September, after speculation that one or more of them could be sold.
At the same time, the Magpies have brought in former Ajax midfielder Vurnon Anita as well as youngsters Curtis Good, Gael Bigirimana and Romain Amalfitano, but missed out on Andy Carroll, Mathieu Debuchy, Douglas and Luuk de Jong.
However, heading into the final few hours of the transfer window, Pardew was content.
He said: "We have got some great players here and I have kept them intact, and that was my main priority this summer.
"We have brought in one what I would call first-team regular in Anita, and I think that will take us forward to a degree or two, and some young players who will develop.
"It is an opportunity now for our young players, who can grab the chance of the Capital One Cup and Europe and the Premier League games that they play and make themselves a career here."
Pardew revealed after last night's 1-0 Europa League victory over Atromitos, which today saw them drawn into the same group as Club Brugge, Bordeaux and Maritimo, that he could launch a late bid to sign a defender after Ryan Taylor suffered a potentially serious knee injury.
However, he appeared to have had a re-think today.
He said: "I had a discussion and really the targets we are after are probably impossible today, and I think that makes sense.
"Sleeping on it, we have got good cover for Ryan with James Tavernier in particular and James Perch, who can play those roles, so we will probably go with what we have got now and in January, maybe look at it."
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