We only have three first team strikers at Newcastle but since Rafa plays in a 4-2-3-1 formation then we only really need one striker up front.
But it seems like in the Premier League the formation doesn’t suit Dwight Gayle too much and he has never been too successful in England’s top league.
Joselu is a very good technical player but has trouble putting the ball into the back of the net.
Our other striker is Aleksandar Mitrovic who is a good point man because of his physical prowess and he can put the ball into the back of the net too – usually.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – available for Liverpool game
In his first team career, he has scored 86 goals in 225 total appearances, which is not bad at all and at Newcastle he has 17 goals in 67 appearances.
And it looks good news that Mitro is now available for Sunday’s Liverpool game.
That’s after he got himself banned for three games for elbowing West Ham forward Manuel Lanzini in the home game against the Hammers.
Rafa was asked about the return of Mitro and this is what he said as reported in the Shields Gazette:
“We’ll see. “The competition will increase now, and I think that will be good for the team.”
“We want to have all the players available and competing, and then they have to realize that that is the way to have a stronger squad.”
“Push, push and make sure they are ready to play.”
The thing that does worry us about Mitro is his discipline but hopefully, along with Jonjo Shelvey – they will show more control on the field this season.