Aleksandar Mitrovic will finally return to the Newcastle team for tomorrow night’s game against Cheltenham in the second round of the EFL Cup and it will be great to have Mitro back in the side.
The young striker has now served his four match ban for getting sent off twice last season, the second time being in the second half of the last game against Spurs.
The Slovakian International striker scored 9 Premier League goals last season in his first season in England and his style is well suited to the English way of playing football.
Rafa Benitez with Aleksandar Mitrovic
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We are also hoping that the 21 year-old can have a break-out season, because we will need players who can score goals for us.
Aleksandar has been interviewed today and he has said Rafa has had a big impact on him and other players too since he arrived last March.
This is what the young striker told the Chronicle today:
“Rafa coming in has had a big impact on me.” “Not just me, on every player.”
“We know we can learn a lot.” “He’s had a big impact and we try to listen to him.”
“He knows how to win titles and cups and we have the best manager we could hope for.”
Benitez will likely give a number of players a run-out tomorrow night against Cheltenham, but it’s a game we have to win to ensure we can have a couple of decent runs in the two local cups this season.
But getting promoted straight back to the Premier League next May is job one this season.