We’ve been surprised with Dwight Gayle since he arrived at Newcastle and he’s turned out to be a much better player than we thought he was.
When we signed him for £10M from Crystal Palace we weren’t sure he was a good signing.
But Dwight has looked sharp and exciting in the number 9 shirt at Newcastle and he’s scored some beautiful goals including the winner at Bristol City and how about that free kick in the 4-1 home win against Reading?
Dwight Gayle – scoring beautiful goal at Bristol City
When Dwight last played in the Championship for Peterborough from November, 2012 through the end of that season he scored 13 goals in 29 appearances and he has four in four for Newcastle so far and is joint top scorer in the Championship.
Dwight also has two assists – one was when he unselfishly laid the ball off to Ayoze Perez in the 2-0 EFL Cup win at home to Cheltenham.
Hull City defender and captain Curtis Davies thinks Dwight can go on and become the top scorer in the Championship this season.
This is what Curtis has said on Sky Sports Now show:
“I think he will be the top scorer in that league because he is an unbelievable player, good finisher and I am surprised that Palace actually let him go.”
Crystal Palace Alan Pardew didn’t rate Dwight, so he didn’t have much of a future in London and he seemed pleased enough to drop down a division to join Newcastle United in the Championship.
Dwight can certainly resurrect his career on Tyneside, especially when he is now playing for a world-class manager in Rafa Benitez, who attended the Elite UEFA Coaches Forum in Nyon, Switzerland last Wednesday.
Maybe one of the first times ever that a top European coach of the Forum was representing a second division club.
We’re pleased Dwight’s done so well so far – and we are now looking forward to the new number 9 having a fantastic goal-scoring season for Newcastle.
We need a few of our strikers to bang in those goals this season if we are to get promoted, which is all that really matters this season.