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'Start him': Newcastle fans urge Howe to pick £42k-a-week ace in his 'natural position' tomorrow

A month has passed since Eddie Howe was appointed as Newcastle United manager. He’s still trying to work out what his best starting XI is, as well as what system he should stick with going forward.

This has meant it has been difficult for certain players to either get minutes or play in their preferred position. For Miguel Almiron, the system implemented has seen him play mostly out wide.

Since arriving on Tyneside back in January 2019 for £21m, the £42k-a-week man (Sportac) has shown excitement and promise. Having said that, the Paraguayan has yet to find consistent form.

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Almiron could thrive in an attacking midfield role

Whether it was at his ex-club Atlanta United or currently at Newcastle, a lot of Almiron’s best performances have come in an attacking midfield role.

With a miserable 4-0 defeat to Leicester last weekend, the Toon Army will need to make changes. Their next two upcoming fixtures are tough ties against Liverpool and Man City. So perhaps Almiron may get a chance to play elsewhere on the pitch.

Furthermore, there’s been fan discussions about Almiron, it appears some would like to see him just behind the striker. Here’s what some fans had to say online…

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Whilst performances have certainly improved at Newcastle, they haven’t had many good results. The win against Burnley would’ve offered a huge boost, but last weekend’s performance may have undone that.

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Unfortunately for the Magpies, the upcoming fixtures are very difficult. It definitely wouldn’t hurt to try and spice up the starting XI and maybe Almiron in an attacking midfielder role will benefit them.

When the Paraguayan has previously been in that said role he’s put in some top performances. Additionally, it has seen him feature on the scoresheet a fair few times. Almiron definitely has talent and perhaps a change of position will see him find a consistent run of form.

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