Newcastle don’t like Mondays… but Rafa Benitez has a plan to end nightmare streak

RAFA BENITEZ says it is time to change the record for Newcastle.

The Boomtown Rats’ hit I Don’t Like Mondays could be boomed out whenever the Toon play on the first day of the week.

Newcastle don’t like Mondays… but Rafa Benitez has a plan to end nightmare streak4 Boomtoon Rat? Rafa Benitez wants to know why Newcastle don't like Mondays

It is now ten top-flight defeats and six years of Monday night misery for Newcastle in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Benitez’s Magpies travel to Burnley seeking a hat-trick of Premier League wins for the first time since April.

But since a 3-0 home victory against Wigan in December 2012, Newcastle have lost ten Monday Prem fixtures  on the bounce   — all away from home — and have failed to score in the last seven.

Boss Benitez said: “Records, good or bad, are there to be broken, so we have to change it.

Newcastle don’t like Mondays… but Rafa Benitez has a plan to end nightmare streakGetty Images4 Newcastle haven't won a televised Monday night game in six years, losing ten in a row
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“We know that a win will change the stats and that stats are there to be changed.”

Newcastle won twice on a Monday during their Championship winning campaign two seasons ago, so Benitez insisted his men do not carry any psychological scars.

The Spaniard said: “For me, our record won’t have any influence on the game.

“I know we’ve not scored for a long time on a Monday but I’ve a feeling we will do this time to give ourselves a chance of winning.

Newcastle don’t like Mondays… but Rafa Benitez has a plan to end nightmare streakGetty Images4 Benitez is hoping to guide his side to three consecutive wins tonight

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