The Newcastle front three of Perez, Rondon, and Perez have been playing well since the 24-year-old Paraguayan Miguel Almiron arrived on the scene in late January.
Almiron looks like a terrific signing for us, and we’ll start seeing the best of him next season once he’s had a full preseason.
His season finished prematurely last Saturday when he left the field with a muscle injury, and he will be out for three weeks – and for the rest of the season.
Almiron brings us speed and skill down the left wing and is already bringing the best out of Ayoze Perez, who has been in sparkling form this year.
It’s just a pity he’s now out for the season, but Christian Atsu will come in and get his chance in the final three games of the season.
Central midfielder Ki has come into the team in place of the injured Sean Longstaff and thinks that getting the three goals last Saturday will give our lads more confidence.
Ki Sung-yueng – in action against Everton
We played really well against Palace but somehow lost 1-0 after missing too many of our chances.
It was an excellent 3-1 win at home last Saturday against a good Saints side so he says their confidence should be high now.
This is what Ki has said today as reported in the Shields Gazette:
“At the last home game against Palace, I thought we played well but we didn’t put the ball in the net,”
“It’s difficult, but we scored goals and the players have more confidence, we had more chances and that made it easier.”
“It isn’t going to happen every game, but hopefully the boys will make the season finish well and hopefully we can get more points in the next three games.”
We have an excellent chance to beat Brighton on Saturday, and they have failed to score in their previous seven league games while picking up a single point.