Three reasons Mitrovic should get the nod up top when Newcastle host Leeds

Newcastle United will hope to move another step closer to regaining their Premier League status when they host Leeds United at St James’ Park on Good Friday, but they might have to do it without top goalscorer Dwight Gayle.

The 27-year-old, who has scored 22 goals in the Championship this season, went off in the 29th minute of their 2-1 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough last weekend with a hamstring problem.

The club confirmed that the injury would be assessed earlier in the week, and he now seems set to miss the visit of Garry Monk’s side.

Daryl Murphy replaced him against the Owls, while fellow striker Aleksandar Mitrovic came on in the second half as Rafa Benitez’s men looked to rescue a point.

The Spaniard will need to make a choice between the two for the spot up top on Good Friday as they look to close on promotion.

Here are THREE reasons Mitrovic should get the nod over Murphy…