Newcastle United news: Mitrovic's heartfelt message, EFL Cup reaction

Aleksandar Mitrovic, centre
Aleksandar Mitrovic, centre

Aleksandar Mitrovic sent a heartfelt message to Newcastle United's fans after the club's stunning EFL Cup win over Preston North End.

The striker scored twice in Tuesday night's 6-0 victory at St James's Park.

And Mitrovic, the last player to leave the field, has spoken in glowing terms about the club's supporters.

The 22-year-old said: "My heart is full for this club. When you hear the whole stadium sing your name, it really is unbelievable."

Newcastle take on Preston at Deepdale tomorrow in the Championship.

United manager Rafa Benitez is expecting a very different game given that Simon Grayson, his opposite number, had made nine changes for the cup tie.

Grayson has been talking about the rematch at Deepdale, where Newcastle will be backed by 5,600 supporters.

Meanwhile, Newcastle were last night drawn away to Hull City in the quarter-finals of the competition.

And writer Miles Starforth has given his reaction the draw here.