Newcastle United are chasing a traditional target man and not a mobile striker reckons The Chronicle
Goals have been hard to come by in the two games so far this season with just Dwight Gayle’s goal yesterday afternoon to show for the efforts in the Championship so far.
Of the Magpies thirteen shots, just 4 were on target according to the BBC.That is a low tally by home team standards, particularly when you consider that Newcastle were overwhelming favourites before kick-off.
It reflects the poverty of the first half performance as much as attacking shortcomings. Would Alexsandar Mitrovic have made much difference? The Serb’s temper may have cost us dear; we’ll never know though with his suspension still running until the international break.
The question Rafa has to answer is do we need more firepower? The answer seems to be ‘Yes’ with Benitez making no secret of his desire to add to the squad. Whether that will be possible in the next fortnight remains to be seen.