Aleksandar Mitrovic was excellent in the 6-0 win at QPR, scoring one goal and his overall team play was excellent, as he brought other players into the game.
Despite that, Mitrovic was instantly dropped and only featured as a late sub in the last two Championship matches. Introduced with Newcastle already two down to Wolves, then given only 10 minutes at Villa.
The QPR game remains the only Championship start for Mitrovic so far but the player, and fair to say most fans, hoping that changes against table toppers Norwich City
Newcastle supporters are increasingly calling for two strikers to be played as was the case at QPR, rather than Rafa’s regular choice of Diame in behind lone striker Dwight Gayle.
If ever there was a club to bring Mitrovic back in against it could be Norwich, the striker scoring three goals against the Canaries in only 116 minutes of football last season.
The Serbian scored an excellent goal in the 6-2 thrashing at St James Park, then scored two goals after coming off the bench in the 3-2 defeat at Carrow Road.
The forward says that he is desperate to score more goals but that the team always comes first – interesting to see if Rafa Benitez gives him the chance tomorrow night…and possibly a more attacking formation of two up front?
Mitrovic speaking to the (Newcastle v Norwich) matchday programme:
“I played two games against Norwich and scored three goals, so hopefully I will score again and help my team to win the game.
“That’s what we want and when we play at home, we have our fans behind us so we have to play a good game.
“The relationship between the players and fans is really close. They just want the players to fight and give everything on the pitch and that’s the most important thing for them.
“You can see even if we lose a game and play good football, they will give applause, they will sing and keep singing all season.
“It’s nice to hear my song, I like to hear it, it’s always nice to hear fans singing your name, especially when the stadium is full with 50,000 people. It sounds amazing.
“I always want more goals and any striker wants to be better. I want to be better this season and score as many as I can but I’m a team player.
“First, it’s important that the team wins games. The goals will come.”