McClaren To Bank On New Signing For Big Threat Tomorrow

Steve McClaren has said in his press conference this afternoon for the tough game against Chelsea tomorrow that Aleksandar will come straight back into the side tomorrow, after being suspended for three games for being sent off against Arsenal.

McClaren doesn’t have too many options with Papiss Cisse having an injured back and other potential players who can play as striker looking a little out of form at the moment – that´s true for everybody except Ayoze Perez.

Siem de Jong had his chance on Wednesday night but missed two late but decent chances in that 1-0 defeat by the Owls.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – after 0-0 draw at Old Trafford

This is some of what the head coach has said today:

“It will be good to have Mitrovic back – we have missed him for three games.” “It will be good to have Mitrovic back – we have missed him for three games.”

“We didn’t have a striker at all on Wednesday. We are short in that area, but Mitrovic coming back … he can be our focal point.”

“We need that with the style that we are playing. We saw that at Old Trafford. We need to see it a little bit more.”

“It’s a great opportunity, we need to just curb his enthusiasm. He is very keen to play. We welcome him back.”

“We didn’t have a striker at all on Wednesday. We are short in that area, but Mitrovic coming back … he can be our focal point.”

Aleksandar must have more control when he puts in tackles tomorrow and the last thing we want to see in tomorrow´s game is that he picks up an early yellow card.

This is huge pressure on the 21 year-old – but it´s interesting that Newcastle´s form has also dipped since he´s been out of the side.

If Newcastle play well tomorrow, then it may indicate that Mitrovic is already an important player for Newcastle, simply because other players know he can score goals for the side.

Can you imagine what the mood would be like if Aleksandar can get an early goal for us tomorrow – it´s going to take something like that to lift the Newcastle side.

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