Date: 6th January 2017 at 3:34pm
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After a run of rather patchy league form, the FA Cup may well provide Newcastle United with a welcome distraction from all the promotion-induced pressure clearly taking its toll on their players. 

A trip to the Second City will see the Magpies square off against Birmingham City in an all Championship cash, with the Toon having smashed the Blues 4-0 earlier in the campaign.

Crucial to that win was striker Dwight Gayle, though manager Rafa Benitez has today confirmed he will be going with a different man to lead the line tomorrow afternoon.

Enter, Aleksandar Mitrovic.

It’s been a frustrating season for the Serbian, who has largely lived in Gayle’s shadow, though has proved a good option in cup competition.

Such is the nature of his standing on Tyneside, Magpies fans on Twitter have reacted with delight about the 23-year-old being handed a starting berth by Benitez.

Here are some of the best reactions.