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20th Aug, 2016 | 5:43pm

Newcastle fans have their say on where Mitrovic fits in as Gayle extends scoring run

By Amir Mir

Newcastle fans on Twitter praised Dwight Gayle as he netted his fourth goal in three games to spearhead back-to-back victories.

Rafael Benitez’ side beat Bristol City 1-0 at Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon as they moved up to seventh in the Championship table following defeats in their first two games of the season.

Newcastle fans hailed the performance of their £10million striker, as they applauded his clinical finishing in front of goal.

Fan favourite Alexander Mitrovic is set to return from a four-match ban in the club’s next Championship fixture against Brentford at St James’ Park and supporters are hoping Gayle and Mitrovic can build a partnership up top.

Ayoze Perez was dropped to the bench by Benitez against Bristol City, with supporters eagerly awaiting the impact Gayle and Mitrovic can have on the north ast side.

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Overall, the Toon army were pleased with their performance, as Newcastle kept their first clean sheet of the Championship campaign.

Here is a selection of message from fans reacting to Gayle’s performance against Bristol City and the possible damage he can cause in alliance with Mitrovic:

In other Newcastle team news, Rafa Benitez reveals how club captain Jamaal Lascelles reacted to being dropped during his sides midweek fixture.