Using our interactive feature, NUFC team selector, we asked you to choose your preferred formation and starting eleven for the Newcastle team v Rotherham.
The preferred collective formation chosen was 4-4-2 with fans overwhelmingly going for a Mitrovic/Gayle front two.
This isn’t a new yearning from supporters but interesting to see if Rafa agrees the time has come.
The midfield seemed to pretty much pick itself, with no room for Mohamed Diame, though some Newcastle fans did favour a switch of formation to play only three at the back – seemingly to get Paul Dummett out of the starting eleven.
Supporters though have gone for a left-back in the shape of Ciaran Clark, who edged out Achraf Lazaar.
Whilst Clark moving across, allowed fans to then bring Mbemba back into the side, with Grant Hanley a distant alternative in the voting.
Karl Darlow was the overwhelming choice to continue in goal, whilst the same was the case with DeAndre Yedlin over the unlucky Vurnon Anita.
The fans choice of Newcastle team v Rotherham:
To create the image above, we used the NUFC team selector.
You can do the same by following the simple instructions HERE and then there are a number of great options where you can then also share your team via Twitter (include @nufcthemag in your tweet and we will share some of them with our 20k followers) , or you can share the selector on Facebook with friends, family and the rest of the black and white world. Alternatively, simply downloading the team image to the device you are using
When using the NUFC team selector you simply click on what team formation (4-3-3, 4-4-2 etc) you want, then click each position on the pitch and choose from the Newcastle United squad.
Go to the NUFC team selector now and choose and share your Newcastle team v Rotherham.
Before every match, simply go to the menu at the top of this screen and click features, then on the drop down list click NUFC Team Selector and choose your team for every match.