Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has singled out his attack as the one area in the squad that needs the most improvement.
After only scoring one goal in two games since he took over, the Spaniard is rightly concerned at our lack of cutting edge in the final third as we embark on yet another fierce relegation battle.
Speaking to the press after the 1-1 draw to rivals Sunderland yesterday he said:
“We are creating chances, we are attacking and we can be there, so we have to improve this part of the game and create more chances and Mitrovic or Papiss Cisse or the other strikers will score more goals and we will be fine.”
There’s no doubting Rafa has at his disposal, players who are capable of hitting the back of the net.
And with time really of the essence with only eight domestic games left to play, it is up to our new boss to get his attacking players firing again.
With our next match-up against a Norwich side with arguably a defence as bad as ours, could this be the perfect platform for the likes of Mitro and co to gain some much-needed confidence?