Joselu can show Mark Hughes the error of his ways with big performance against Stoke

Mark Hughes, Manager of Stoke City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Newcastle's in-form forward Joselu faces former club Stoke on Saturday - and he may have a point to prove to Mark Hughes.

Joselu of Newcastle United scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on August 26, 2017 in Newcastle upon...

Joselu has already become a popular figure among Newcastle United fans, helped by two wins on his first two starts since signing from Stoke City.

The former Real Madrid man scored on his full home debut against West Ham United, finally lifting the gloom that had surrounded the Magpies' start to the season.

Joselu of Newcastle United (L) is shown a yellow card by referee Craig Pawson during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on...

And Joselu appears to have the attributes to bring the best out of his team-mates, too, offering a sizeable target up top - in contrast to Dwight Gayle - while remaining disciplined - unlike Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Coming up against Stoke this weekend, the 27-year-old will surely sense the opportunity to prove to former manager Mark Hughes that he can cut it in the Premier League.

Joselu of Stoke City reacts to a missed chance during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Stoke City at Etihad Stadium on April 23, 2016 in Manchester, United...

Joselu was signed from Hannover in 2015, but he started just 10 league games for the Potters before being sent on loan to Deportivo La Coruna and, despite an impressive pre-season, then moving on to Newcastle.

If the German-born forward feels he was not given a proper chance at Stoke, the same cannot be said at St James' Park, where he has Rafa Benitez's full trust.

Joselu can repay that faith with another big performance on Saturday, while simultaneously showing Hughes what he is missing.

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