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‘No different to Daryl Murphy’ – Newcastle United fans react to training ground reports

The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern are confused today, as news surrounding on-loan striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic, has emerged. The report from The Chronicle states that before being loaned out to Championship side, Fulham, the Serb was offered a chance to lead the line by Rafa Benitez.

The report states that Benitez had a conversation with the 23-year-old, telling him that there was a chance for him to start at St James Park if he could show in training that he deserved to. However, the report claims that other forwards, Joselu, Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez put in more sprints and covered more ground, leading Benitez to doubt Mitrovic’s work rate before ultimately loaning him to Championship club.

Mitrovic has divided opinions among our resident Magpies since joining the club from Anderlecht, with his reputation as a hot-head often making headlines as well as his goalscoring ability. Make no mistake though, in his short time at Fulham so far the Serbian, who seems to be a shoe-in to go to the World Cup in summer, has been on fire since joining Slavisa Jokanovic’s promotion pushing Fulham, netting five goals in his first seven appearances for the Whites.

Here’s the verdict from the Toon Army on their on-loan forward:

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