Aleksandar Mitrovic loves Newcastle fans

Aleksandar Mitrovic scores the second goal for Newcastle

Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic vows to repay the fans' faith in him with goals.

Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic shoots at goal

Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has revealed to The Chronicle that he is loving the bond between him and the "very special" fans.

The 21-year-old, a £14 million signing last summer, was unable to keep Newcastle in the Premier League last season after netting just nine times in 34 outings.

Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring the second goal for Newcastle

But the Magpies supported overlooked his lack of goals and developed a strong liking for the fiery Serbian marksman for his energy, passion and commitment last term.

In theory, Mitrovic should find the net with a litte more regularity in the Championship this season, and the young forward hopes to repay the fans' affection for him with goals and lots of them in England's second tier.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conference

“The fans here are very special and the people here want to talk to you in the city about the team and football. That’s their passion," he told The Chronicle.

“We need to keep the bond good between the fans and the club this season. It is an amazing feeling at the moment to be a player.

“I hope to give back a lot of the love from the fans with goals. We have a good relationship and I hope that continues this season."

Newcastle kick off their Championship season with a trip to Fulham on August 5, though Mitrovic, sent off in United's last Premier League game of the season, will play no part due to suspension.

In fact, he will also miss the three games after their trip to Craven Cottage - a visit of Huddersfield the following week, a home game with Reading and the visit to Bristol City.

Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic is shown a red card by referee Anthony Taylor as Tottenham's Kyle Walker looks on

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