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Taylor Payne hosts your go-to Newcastle United podcast from The Athletic with club correspondent Chris Waugh and Senior Writer George Caulkin.

We're revelling in Newcastle's new-found functionality this week. The players have defined roles that fit their skillsets and the midfield of Jonjoe, Joe, and Jo, is anything but stuttering.

No rest for the wicked, though, and we're back in the capital for a game that, while big for Newcastle, looks huge for Brentford. They have just one point from their last seven league fixtures and have been sucked back into the relegation battle.