Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is confident he will be given a sizeable summer transfer budget as he bids to strengthen his squad.
Keegan has yet to record a victory as Magpies boss in six matches since returning for his second spell in January.
The former England coach acknowledges he needs to bring up to five new faces to St James Park and says he has been promised money to spend by Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.
“We haven’t really discussed it but I was promised money when I came so it’ll be there,” Keegan told the Newcastle Chronicle. “I don’t think I need worry about that.
“But the first thing I need to do is get to 40 points and make sure we’re in the Premier League. That’s still there to be done.
“Then I’ve got to go and get the three, four or five players that are hopefully going to turn this place around.
“I’ve got a small squad. There are so few options within this squad.”