You could count this as a disappointing season for Newcastle, but they look Premier League bound and face another busy summer this year.
Whilst it’s still possible that Huddersfield or Reading can overtake them and claim that remaining automatic spot, it would mean going winless in their three remaining games against Preston, Barnsley and Cardiff.
Nothing is impossible in the Championship, however, and fans of the Toon must be looking over their shoulder.
Promotion does look extremely likely, and Newcastle must make the right moves in the transfer window this summer to strengthen appropriately for Premier League football.
Dwight Gayle is a man who has starred in their campaign this season and was nominated along with Chris Wood and Anthony Knockaert for Championship player of the year.
Here are THREE of his former teammates that Newcastle should cast an eye over this summer when making additions for what will likely be the Premier League….