COMMENT by Russell Edge

It is fair to say Newcastle United fans cannot be too disappointed with their team’s start to the Premier League.

After seven games the Magpies have 10 points and sit ninth in the table, the highest of all the newly promoted sides.

It has been a hit-and-miss campaign, with a three match winning streak sandwiched by defeats to Huddersfield and Brighton, while disciplinary issues have also reared their ugly head at points already.

Despite that though, there should be a positive air around Tyneside going into the international break, with the majority of the squad having proven they have what it takes to compete at the very top.

However, that does not apply to everyone, with some players, both established stars and new arrivals, having failed to live up to expectation so far.

Here, Football Insider looks at the worst three players from Newcastle United in the opening part of the 2017/18 campaign, including one summer signing who has been a complete waste of money so far.

The list will only look at players who have made a league start (sorry Jack Colback) and will exclude the likes of Paul Dummett and Florian Lejeune, who saw injuries limit them to mere minutes of action.

Click ‘2’ below to see the 24-year-old who has come under serious fire from the Toon Army