The Newcastle United hotshot that holds the key to Premier League success for Rafa and the Magpies

Newcastle United fans here in the Tavern have been buoyed by the club’s success in the Championship last season but they all kinow that it will be a completely different story next time out in the Premier League.

The Magpies bounced back to the Premier League at the first attempt having won the Championship outright, with Brighton and Huddersfield Town joining them.

Rafa Benitez did a superb job of building a team that was capable of winning the league in next to no time but the pressure is on this summer to continue adding to the side ready for the upcoming campaign.

They’re going to need additions but there’s one man on the books already that we’re tipping for success again next time out and that’s former Crystal Palace forward Dwight Gayle.

The striker was in superb form as Newcastle surged to the top of the table and there’s little doubt that if Rafa can get him firing again next season, he’s destined for the same success.

But there’s massive pressure on his shoulders and he knows that he needs to be at his best for his side to be successful next time out. Newcastle need to maintain their top flight status at the first attempt this time around and Gayle can be a massive part of that if he can get firing straight away.

If Rafa can build the side around Gayle and get him playing well, he’ll be laughing.

Newcastle fans, how do you rate your chances of success next season? Leave your thoughts down below!

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