In his interviews of yesterday Dwight Gayle said he sets goals target every season and nothing is different now that he is at Newcastle United.
So he will set a target for how many goals he wants to score in the Championship next season.
Gayle also talked about how positive things are on the training field at Benton, for a club that has only just been relegated – and says it feels as through the club has just been promoted if anything.
Gayle Hanley training with Jamie Sterry
Gayle was asked if he has a goals target for next season:
“I try not to think about it.” “I want to do my best for the team.”
“I will work hard on the training ground, and hopefully do what I can to the best of my ability. The rest will take care of itself.”
“The first thing a striker wants to do in the Championship is set a target of about 20 goals.”
“After each game, I will take the next as it goes, and see how that target goes.”
Dwight also talked at length yesterday about joining Newcastle and how good things have been since he arrived last week.
He also talked about how things are so positive – for a club that has only just been relegated – and the players are simply buzzing:
“My agent said Newcastle were interested,” “I spoke to a few ex-players who told me how good of a manager he was to work under and how good a coach he is.”
“It has been great so far.” “The boys have made me feel really welcome. Seeing some of the ability out on the field has been brilliant, and I am looking forward to it.”
“I remember when I was walking upstairs to sign, it was a bit of a dream come true for me.”
“When St James’s Park is fully packed, I will be a bit shocked in those first few games, but this is a great club and I am looking forward to it.”
“If anything I feels like they have come up from the division below, almost.”
“It feels like everyone is optimistic about the season and everyone is buzzing. It looks like it will be a positive season.”
“I like the extra games. I’m not sure I will say that come December.” “A lot of players say they would prefer to play games than extra training sessions.”
“It’s a life-changing move for me, coming further north.” “I’m looking forward to it. I will be a tough season, 46 games, but it will be an enjoyable experience.”
“Hopefully, it will improve me as a person as much as player.”
Gayle is a positive young man and seems a smashing lad.
Let’s hope he can get those goals in for us this season – that was one of the (many) weaknesses we had last term that Rafa Benitez is now trying to quickly fix for next season.
We will have a good idea in a month or two how things will be in the Championship once the league gets under way on Friday night, August 5th, when we are at Craven Cottage.
We are hoping to do very well ………