As Newcastle sit at the top of the Championship on goal difference, Rafa Benitez’s side remains one of the favourites to gain promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
However, a resurgent Huddersfield Town side lurks in third place ready to pounce on any mistake made, as they sit just six points behind Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion with a game in hand.
Although the destiny of automatic promotion remains in the hands of Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United, Benitez’s side looks drained after a gruelling week of away fixtures which saw victories over both Brighton and Huddersfield as well as a draw against Reading.
Rafa Benitez may feel that he needs to make some changes to his starting line-up for the run-in which will give them the energy and impetus needed to ensure they gain promotion back to the Premier League.
FLW writer Elliott Wheat-Bowen looks at TWO Newcastle players Rafa Benitez must axe from the starting Newcastle XI for the Championship run-in….