Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has insisted the club needs to improve its squad in the summer.
The Magpies travel to Stoke in the Premier League this afternoon.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is hoping his side can get their "winning momentum" back from earlier in the season.
Despite a promising first-half of the campaign, the Magpies fallen away in the race for a Europa League spot after suffering four defeats in their last five Premier League games.
Newcastle also have a host of key players out injured, including top scorer Loic Remy.
Alan Pardew says Newcastle United "need to push on" after Saturday's 4-0 home defeat to Manchester United.
The result was Newcastle's fourth loss in five Premier League games.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says Manchester United showed "heart and character" in their 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
The Magpies host the Premier League champions at St James' Park on Saturday.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has heaped praise on Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash between the two clubs.
The England international was a regular starter under Pardew when he was Southampton manager in the 2009/2010 season. Now the 25-year-old is expected to be included in Roy Hodgson's England squad for this summer's World Cup.
Pardew said: "He [Lallana] has a beauty and grace on the ball that I would like to have here".
Alan Pardew will begin his stadium ban this afternoon as Newcastle take on Fulham at Craven Cottage at 3 o'clock.
The Magpies' boss has been banned for seven matches by an independent FA commission over his clash with Hull's David Meyler during Newcastle's 4-1 win on Saturday 1 March. He is barred completely from the stadium for the first three matches and must sit in the stands for the remaining four.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference earlier this week, Pardew said: “It was an independent panel and it was a decision that I was going to accept. I had no intention to appeal the decision whatever it was, and therefore was going to accept what they decided to do.”
Hull boss Steve Bruce has accepted a written apology from his Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew over the head-butting incident which marred their Barclays Premier League clash at the KC Stadium two weeks ago.
Pardew was handed a seven-match ban and a cumulative £160,000 fine after admitting an FA misconduct charge relating to a touch-line fracas with Tigers midfielder David Meyler.
The Newcastle boss revealed on Thursday he had sent a letter to Bruce apologising for his actions, and Bruce says he is now keen to draw a line under the incident.
Alan Pardew has accepted his seven match ban and fine after head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler.
It is the longest ban ever handed out to a Premier League manager, and not since Brian Clough was banned from the touchline - from February 1989 until the end of that season.
Pardew, who has also been fined £100,000 and given a formal warning by his club, will not appeal against the sanction.
"As I have made clear, I deeply regret the incident and again wholeheartedly apologise to all parties for my conduct, which I understand was not acceptable.
"I will accept the punishment handed down by the FA today. My focus now turns to preparing the team for this weekend's game against Fulham and finishing the season as strongly as possible."
Pardew will be banned from Craven Cottage this weekend, and then from St James' Park for the home games against Crystal Palace and Everton.
The touchline bans will kick in for the games against Southampton (away), Manchester United (home), Stoke (away), Swansea (home).
Alan Pardew will start his record seven-match ban by missing Newcastle's trip to Fulham this weekend.
The Newcastle manager was handed the seven-game ban - including a three-game stadium exclusion - for head-butting Hull midfielder David Meyler.
Pardew, who has accepted the punishment, has also been fined £60,000 and warned about his future conduct by an independent regulatory commission after admitting a misconduct charge.
It is the longest ban ever handed out to a Premier League manager, and not since Brian Clough was banned from the touchline - from February 1989 until the end of that season for hitting fans, who invaded the pitch - has a boss at a league club been given such a stiff punishment.
Alan Pardew's seven match ban was not entirely unexpected. But some commentators say it could have been a lot worse.
There were some suggestions that the Newcastle manager could have received a stadium ban until the end of the season.
Lee Ryder, Chief Sports Writer for the Newcastle Evening Chronicle says that the ban will affect the club, especially in the three games where Pardew is banned from stadiums.
While former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer says the magpies boss has to take his punishment on the chin.
The incident at Hull City was the latest in a line of controversial moments that Pardew has been involved in. There are some who believer anger management could be something the Newcastle manager should consider.
Richard Cave runs a counselling service in Newcastle and says that anger is a good emotion, it's about how to channel it.