CHRIS Hughton is satisfied with Newcastle’s summer transfer activity despite the lack of action on deadline day.

While Kazenga LuaLua completed a loan to Brighton yesterday, the transfer window closed without incident at St James’ Park.

Celtic made an inquiry about the possible availability of transfer-listed defender Steven Taylor on loan, but there was never any chance of a deal being agreed.

In total, Newcastle signed five players this summer, with Hatem Ben Arfa joining James Perch, Sol Campbell, Dan Gosling and Cheik Tiote on the list of arrivals over the weekend.

There had been fears that Mike Ashley’s promise of ‘no new capital outlay’ would mean no signings at all, but Hughton is happy with his dealings over the summer.

“I was content to have a quiet deadline day,” said the Newcastle boss. “I was still in my office all day because you are never entirely sure what is going to happen, but I am perfectly happy with what we have managed to do during the transfer window.

“I’m pleased with the players I’ve been able to sign and feel I have got the targets I wanted in the areas that needed to be strengthened over the summer. The most important thing was we did the best we could in the circumstances.

“Everyone had to be realistic about the financial situation we’re all in at the moment.

There wasn’t a lot of money spent by anyone really in this window, but we’ve managed to bring in some good players and I’ve pretty much done everything I wanted to do.”

Newcastle opted not to renew their interest in Robbie Keane after the Tottenham striker expressed a desire to remain at White Hart Lane over the weekend.

Their failure to pull off a deal for the Republic of Ireland international means they are slightly short of numbers up front, but having been satisfied with the level of support he has received from Newcastle’s owners, Hughton insists it would have been wrong to buy someone for the sake of it.

“I’ve been really pleased with the support I’ve been given by the owner to do what needed to be done before the window shut, but I’m relieved it has shut now,” he said.

“It is a bit of a distraction, but now we can just get on with the season and hopefully continue what has been a pretty good start for us so far.

“We did look at bringing in another striker on loan, but I was always mindful of the fact that if we were going to do that, it had to be someone who was considerably better than what we have already got.

“There wasn’t anyone available who was going to do that so we left it. There was no point signing someone just for the sake of it and I would never have done that.

“We’ve got Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi who can play up there on their own, with Kevin Nolan playing slightly higher up the pitch.

Then we’ve got young Nile Ranger who is coming on in leaps and bounds at the moment, as well as Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best.

There wasn’t anyone available who would have made it worthwhile doing a deal.”

LuaLua, who made 11 appearances during a spell at Brighton last season, has rejoined the Seagulls until January 3.