Newcastle United have a record so far of played four, won two and lost two – lying seventh in the table.

We know that Rafa Benitez rotates his players but odd happenings at NUFC.

Daryl Janmaat left out and a possible exit coming up, Tim Krul touted about for around £4million – whoever signed that off wants kicking!

Then the AWOL types – Grant Hanley injured? Jesus Gamez anyone’s guess…

Then our favourites, the unloved boys, such as Moussa Sissoko forlornly waiting for Real Madrid.…and Cheick Tiote picking up his pay cheque for nowt.

Seems to me that we need quality but for whatever reason we are clearing it out.

Moussa Sissoko would benefit the team and yes I know his attitude at the moment is questionable – but he and Mohamed Diame working together in midfield would present a real mobile physical challenge for Championship opposition.

Cheick Tiote? Who knows but neither will leave if they aren’t showcasing their talents and/or are being seen as trouble.

We still need a quick left-back and where does a certain Serbian fit into the equation now free from suspension?

With nine days until the summer transfer window closes, Rafa Benitez has plenty to think about.