By 90Min
December 29, 2017

Newcastle fans have been urging Rafa Benitez to hand a start to Henri Saivet when the Toon take on Brighton this weekend.

The Frenchman, who started against West Ham in the Magpies' pre-Christmas fixture, scored with a remarkable free kick to help his team win 3-2. However, he was subsequently left out of the squad for their 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Wednesday night.

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Jonjo Shelvey just did not look up to the task in midweek, while many fans reckon that the match came a bit too soon for Isaac Hayden.

Saivet, however, has received a ringing endorsement from supporters on Twitter, who have asked to see the player start in what is considered a crucial match against Brighton.

Here are a few such tweets below:

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)