​Since injury saw Salomon Rondon removed at half time against ​Crystal Palace last Saturday, Newcastle United have been facing a headache at the striker position.

The club have since confirmed that a thigh problem will keep Rondon out of game against Leicester this weekend and with the Venezuelan having lost his fitness race, the ​Shields Gazette report that the ever polarising Joselu is likely to take back the reins as ​Newcastle's goal scoring outlet.  

Joselu has two goals to his name already this campaign and is set to lead the line against ​Leicester on Saturday, as Rafa Benitez, who remains somewhat bereft of options, believes new signing Yoshinori Muto needs time to adapt to the physicality of the ​Premier League.

Currently sitting 18th in the table, Benitez's widely publicised frosty relationship with club owner Mike Ashley continues to dominate the headlines and many feel a big win is needed as respite, as fan protests against the board's lack of funding continues to cause unrest. 

The former ​Real Madrid manager has elected to use a less than entertaining tactical approach this term, as he works with what many view as a below average quality squad. Regularly opting for a 4-4-1-1 formation, it's unlikely that Newcastle's coach changes his ways anytime soon.