The Magpies travel to the Etihad on Saturday in search of their first win of the season.
The Magpies travel to the Etihad on the back of a hard-fought draw with champions Chelsea in what Steve McClaren will hope was a turning point in their season.
His team displayed a fight and commitment that had been lacking in previous games and they will need to muster up a performance of similar levels if they are to return from Manchester with any reward.
Summer signing Mitrovic returned from suspension against Chelsea and played an instrumental role as his side went two up.
The Serbian striker brought a welcome presence to the Newcastle attack and he is confident they can upset the odds once again this weekend.
“We don’t fear anybody,” said the 21-year old in the Chronicle, “…they are a team we can beat for sure, like any team in the Premier League.
“We showed against Chelsea what we can do, especially in the first 45 minutes. We can play well against the big teams.
“This is how we should playing every week – not just big games. I think we are capable of playing like we did against Chelsea…if we do results will come to us for sure,” he added.
City were on Champions League duty last night and snatched the win in a tough encounter with Borussia Monchengladbach.
McClaren will hope his team’s added rest will help ensure they stay compact and organised against one of the league’s most talented sides.