WATCH: Aleksandar Mitrovic STARTS for Newcastle against Preston

Aleksandar Mitrovic starts for Newcastle United against Preston North End this afternoon.

Aleksandar Mitrovic, centre
Aleksandar Mitrovic, centre

The Championship leaders take on Simon Grayson's side at Deepdale (3pm kick-off).

United manager Rafa Benitez is without Dwight Gayle and Jack Colback through injury.

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Newcastle lead the division by three points after five consecutive league wins.

United beat Preston 6-0 at St James's Park on Tuesday night in a fourth-round EFL Cup tie.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Shelvey, Hayden; Ritchie, Diame, Gouffran; Mitrovic. Subs: Sels, Hanley, Lazaar, Anita, Perez, Gamez, Atsu.

Aleksandar Mitrovic, centre

PRESTON NORTH END: Maxwell, Baptiste, Clarke, Wright, Cunningham, Gallagher, Pearson, Johnson, Pringle, Robinson, Hugill. Subs: Lindegaard, Spurr, Huntington, Vermijl, Doyle, Makienok, Beckford.

Aleksandar Mitrovic, centre