It’s been an agonising two-week wait for a game due to the recent round of internationals and, while Wayne Rooney’s international career may have ground to a halt, momentum was starting to build on Tyneside after back-to-back wins against Norwich City and Rotherham United.

Currently sat third in the Championship, there’s now nine points to play for in seven days and with Brentford visiting St James’ Park on Saturday, here’s SHOOT‘s THREE players that must start against the Bees…

20th March 2016 - Barclays Premier League - Newcastle United v Sunderland - Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Toon boss, Benitez – Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

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