Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles sends a warning to his teammates

Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles applauds the fans at the end of the match

The Magpies are expected to dominate the Championship this season.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez and Jamaal Lascelles during trainingNewcastle United manager Rafael Benitez and Jamaal Lascelles during training

New Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles has warned his teammates not to get ahead of themselves this season, speaking to the Chronicle.

The Magpies are set to compete in the Championship this season after their relegation from the Premier League.

They are everyone’s favourites for the division, with many believing they should be comfortable winners under Rafa Benitez.

Newcastle United's Jamaal Lascelles in action with Swansea's Alberto PaloschiNewcastle United's Jamaal Lascelles in action with Swansea's Alberto Paloschi

That expectation has only been ramped up this summer because of the transfer business they have done so far.

Lascelles, who was named as captain this week, has moved to warn his teammates though, insisting they cannot get ahead of themselves.

“We’ve got to take it game by game, we can’t get too ahead of ourselves,” he told the Chronicle.

“We’ve just got to prepare for every game; we’re not going to win every game, that’s football. We have to take it stride by stride, make sure we’re all fit and that we prepare ourselves in the right way.”

Newcastle manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez

It remains to be seen whether Newcastle United can be successful in the Championship next season.

Their transfer business so far has certainly been impressive, with Rafa Benitez arguably now having the best squad in the division at his disposal with excellent options all over the pitch.

It takes more than talent to get out of the Championship though, as a number of teams have found to their dismay, and Benitez will be hoping that the character in the squad is also spot on to ensure they don’t get caught out also.

Newcastle manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez

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