Newcastle fans want Aleksandar Mitrovic to get West Brom start

Newcastle United will look to pick up a positive result following a run of four successive defeats when they face West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night, and Magpies fans are hoping that fringe player Aleksandar Mitrovic will be handed a rare start.

Rafa Benitez’s men slipped to 14th in the Premier League standings following their disappointing 3-0 loss against Watford at St James’ Park on Saturday, and the Spaniard could look to make a number of changes for the visit to the west Midlands with first-choice centre-forward Joselu without a goal in his last six appearances.

Mitrovic has played just 70 minutes of top flight football this term, with Benitez seemingly not trusting the Serbian after he received a retrospective three-match ban for elbowing West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini in August.

Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on the 23-year-old via social media, and while one said “it’s time to give him a real chance”, another simply said “please start Mitrovic”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…

Article title: Newcastle fans want Aleksandar Mitrovic to get West Brom start

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