Both Jack Colback and Aleksandar Mitrovic have come in for some heavy criticism over the last few games for their performances for Newcastle.
And if you believe everything you read in the last few days then Mitro is on his way out of the club this summer, but the way he played last night when he came on for the injured Dwight Gayle you wouldn’t have thought that.
The Serbian was full of energy and played very well for us and he was a thorn in the side of the Villa defense and he behaved himself too.
Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates Yoan Gouffran goal
Jack Colback in the background
Let’s give the 22 year-old some credit because he put in a good shift for us and his overall play was much improved.
Mitro hasn’t played for a while and it looks like the more he plays the more he is returning to something like his best form.
And if Dwight Gayle is out for any length of time, we will need Miro to step up to the plate and this lad can still be a hero for us this season.
Jack Colback has also not played too much this year but last night, especially in the second half, the local lad looked better than of late.
He worked his socks off for the cause and his passing and general play looked a lot better.
With Isaac Hayden out for four weeks with his ankle injury, Jack has a big role to play and this is his big chance to show his worth to his home-town team.
Colback and Mitrovic generally get criticized after games these days, but we thought both of them did their job last night and hopefully both players will continue to get better as they play more games.
That’s the thing we need ti happen is we are to be promoted this season.
Let’s give these two lads credit in what was a huge win for us last night.
Howay The Lads!!