Newcastle United suffered relegation to the Championship for the second time in eight years, having previously gone down at the end of the 2008/09 Premier League season.
Manager Rafa Benitez was appointed in March but failed to keep the Magpies in the top-flight, instead owner Mike Ashley has given the Spaniard the objective to win promotion at the first time of asking.
The former Liverpool boss made a number of big name signings during the summer, including Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace, Scottish international Matt Ritchie and Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark.
There has been a wide range of players at St James’ Park who have impressed the supporters and look likely to guide the club back to the Premier League.
Newcastle currently sit 3rd in the Sky Bet Championship and are scoring goals for fun, however here are some players in black and white who are struggling in the north-east and are out of their depth….