James Milner will win a pay increase at Newcastle United - if he can stay injury free.

The Birmingham Mail says Milner, who has asked for a pay rise at St James' Park, will get his wish if he plays enough games this season.

His wages are structured to increase in tiers, depending on the number of games he plays for the club.

As long as he stays injury free, Milner would progress to the next salary level this term.