I know it can come as a bit of a shock, but it seems there may be some good news for Newcastle and that Aleksandar Mitrovic will probably start the game at home to Chelsea on Saturday.
We are hoping he can provide some thrust up front which has been badly missing in the three games he has missed, which have turned out to be three defeats in which the team has played poorly.
Aleksandar Mitrovic in training
Steve McClaren seems confident that the 21 year-old will settle down and be a success at Newcastle United.
The 21-year-old has now finished his three games out after picking up a red card after only 16 minutes against Arsenal at home on 29th August.
That game seems a long way off now.
This is what McClaren has said about the 15 times capped Serbian International:
“He has shown enough spirit, fight and will to win. Probably overly!”
“He’s demonstrated that and he’s showed that in training. We expect high things of him.”
“There’s been a lot of criticism of players coming in but this is the Premier League, and they have time to adjust. It takes time.”
“Mitro will come back in on Saturday.”
McClaren has little option but to start the Serbian International and we hope he has more control over his game that he has shown so far this season – we must keep 11 men on the field against Chelsea.
If Newcastle can take a point against Chelsea on Saturday it will be a good result and help stop the rot.