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Newcastle have to give attacker Yoshinori Muto another chance in final three games

Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United

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Newcastle have to give attacker Yoshinori Muto another chance in final three games

Newcastle United have mathematically avoided relegation from the Premier League and have three games remaining to try finish on a high.

The Magpies currently sit 13th-placed in the league table and have crucially won their last two consecutive matches.

With safety secured for another campaign, it could be the perfect time for manager Rafael Benitez to try some different faces and it could give a good indication into who will be at St James’ Park next season.

One man that should be given some minutes for the final stretch is attacker Yoshinori Muto, who Newcastle splashed out £9.5million (Chronicle) for last summer.

The Japan internatonal has made just 15 senior appearances for the North East club this term, with only three coming in 2019 and all off the bench.

(Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United)

Muto has certainly not had the desired impact in England since leaving the Bundesliga and has been frozen out by Benitez in the second half of the season.


The striker should at least be given the opportunity in upcoming games against Brighton, Liverpool and Fulham to show fans what he can do.

He is a versatile attacker with a good work-rate and previously showed he can be decent in front of goal, despite showing no signs with Newcastle.

Miguel Almiron will treavel to Spain to see a specialist about a hamstring injury (Chronicle), which could open a gap in the side in the front three.

Muto should come in alongside Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez in attack, where he could try show he’s got a future and that his second season may be better.

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