Exclusive: Newcastle fans reveal the former stars Benitez should re-sign

Things are going pretty well for Newcastle this season, to say the least.

Despite a couple of shock results throughout the season, most recently a 3-1 loss to Fulham, the Magpies look destined to achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Of course, Newcastle were relegated from the English top flight last season after a torrid campaign Рbut under the tutelage of Rafa Benitez, their rise back to form has been impressive.

However, the Premier League is a very different beast to the Championship, and if Benitez wants to ensure survival he must look to improve his squad. The players that the Magpies have had over the years are amongst some of the best in Europe, so we asked Newcastle fans if they would like to see any of them return to the club.

Unsurprisingly, Andros Townsend was a real favourite amongst fans – with the English winger receiving more votes than anybody else. Elsewhere, the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa and West Ham forward Andy Carroll were also popular amongst supporters.

On the other end of the scale, Wayne Routledge and Moussa Sissoko were not popular – with the latter struggling at current club Tottenham.

See the full results below…