With a club so decorated in history and success, it still comes as a shock to many as to why Newcastle United find themselves in the second tier of English football.
A poor few years in terms of recruitment and management have been the major downfalls in Newcastle’s plummet to the Championship.
However, Rafa Benitez has brought a whole new level of optimism to the Toon, after confirming that he will be the man who will pick Newcastle back up and take them back to where they rightfully belong.
This in itself has been a real coup for the Magpies, as well as the signings of the starlets Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle from AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace respectively.
Gayle will be a force to be reckoned with whilst leading the line for Benitez’s men this term, who currently look an absolute shoe-in for promotion, but this is football, and anything can happen anywhere and anyhow, to anyone.
Here, Football League World writer George Harbey, identifies THREE strikers that would excel for the Magpies partnering Gayle up top, as the Magpies envisage a romp to the Championship title.