It’s a quick-fire return to Championship action for Newcastle United, who are looking to put one of the worst weeks of the Rafa Benitez era behind them.
Three losses on the bounce has seen their lead atop the division cut to just one point ahead of the visit of Birmingham City to St. James’ Park.
Obviously, results like the one against Nottingham Forest a week ago simply must be put into context considering goings on at the City Groud, though it’s vital the Toon get back to winning ways.
The visiting Blues, who sit 5th in the league, will have ambitions of their own in trying to keep the pace with the playoff pack and tomorrow’s game represents a tricky test for the Magpies.
Gary Rowett’s side are well organised and dangerous on the counter, meaning the league leaders will really need to shake off any cobwebs from last week instantly.
As dangerous as Birmingham are bound to be, here are THREE stats to make Newcastle fans feel better.