Newcastle United news: Darlow reveals secret of success, Gayle shortlisted for award

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic

Karl Darlow has spoken about the secret of Newcastle United's success this season.

The goalkeeper helped the club maintain its three-point advantage at the top of the Championship at the weekend.

Newcastle beat Preston North End 2-1 at Deepdale thanks to two goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic.

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And Darlow has revealed what's taken the team to the "next level".

Mitrovic is a big favourite with supporters, but has he won over United manager Rafa Benitez this season? That is the question posed by writer Miles Starforth.

Benitez has been talking about the big positive he took from the club's back-to-back wins over Preston.

Mitrovic played at Deepdale in the absence through injury of 11-goal top scorer Dwight Gayle.

And Gayle – who scored four Championjship goals last month – has been shortlisted for the PFA Fans' Player of the Month awards for October.

Meanwhile, the YouTube sensation signed by Newcastle in the summer scored on his first appearance at St James's Park last night.

Read what he had to say about the experience here.