Date: 5th February 2017 at 11:52am
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While, at times during his Newcastle United career, Aleksandar Mitrovic has looked like a cult hero in waiting, it seems the Serbian striker is one of the most divisive figures on Tyneside. 

It’s amazing to think now that there were initially some raised eyebrows upon Dwight Gayle’s handing of the iconic No. 9 shirt at St. James’ Park, though Mitrovic is now looking at sixes and sevens, anything but a man to bear the burden number 9 brings.

Handed a start against Derby County due to Gayle’s injury, the former Anderlecht man summed his Magpies career up rather well in just 90 minutes. Some decent holdup play helped set up Matt Ritchie’s winner, though he otherwise cut a rather frustrated figure for the Magpies.

The 22-year-old proceeded to miss a golden chance to double the Toon’s lead against the Rams and, with Daryl Murphy having more of a say on first-team proceedings of late, surely has some fighting to do as Gayle gears up for a return.

With that in mind, here’s what the Toon Army on Twitter made of his performance.