Dwight Gayle scored another brace last night for Newcastle at Oakwell and the 2-0 win propelled Newcastle to the top of the Championship table and now we need to stay there.
Dwight is having a terrific season and he looks well worth the £10M we paid Crustal Palace for him in the summer.
And if he can score the goals that take Newcastle back to the Premier League he will already have done the job he was signed for.
Dwight Gayle brilliantly scores Newcastle’s second goal last night
And it would be real value for money for only £10M – given we will take in around £150M each season back in the Premier League.
Dwight is a lot better than we thought he was when he signed in the summer and he again scored two opportunist goals for us last night and this lad is fast becoming a new number 9 hero on Tyneside.
He’s completely unfazed about wearing the number 9 shirt and it seems to inspire him – as do the Newcastle fans.
Rafa talked about his match-winner after the game last night:
“We knew that Dwight could score goals,” “We were impressed at the beginning because he was working very hard in the training sessions.”
“When someone has his quality in front of goal, and is also working hard, it is a good combination.”
“It is not easy to have both things at the same time. I think he is enjoying himself and he is doing very well.”
“As soon as we knew that Andros Townsend was leaving, Ritchie and Gayle were our priorities.”
“We tried to sign them and knew they would make us fine in these positions.”
“We were very happy to get them, and very pleased as soon as we watched Gayle train.” “We knew what he was capable of, and he has always trained very well.”
Dwight now has scored 13 Championship goals for us this season and is easily leading our Man of the Match poll for last night.