Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has been talking about Newcastle’s number 9 striker Dwight Gayle and the 25 year-old has turned out to be some acquisition for Newcastle for only £10M from Crystal Palace.
In 13 league appearances he has scored 13 goals so that’s a great return from a player who played in the Championship for Peterborough United back in 2012-2013 and scored 14 goals in 29 appearances at that time, so this lad knows how to score in this division.
Dwight Gayle scored first goal at Leeds
Dwight scored two goals at Elland Road on Saturday to give Newcastle their 9th win in a row against Leeds and 24 points from the least eight league games played.
He was involved in some altercation the weekend before while out in Liverpool celebrating Jamaal’s 23rd birthday – and is said to have lost some teeth.
But that didn’t affect his form on the pitch last Saturday although we did notice he didn’t smile after scoring each of his goals.
He looked sharp with those two opportunist goals and that was enough to give Newcastle all 3 points again.
This is what Jamaal has said about Dwight in the Chronicle today:
“He’s doing really well.” “He’s very clinical with his shots. It’s my job, and that of a few of the other lads, to keep him doing that.”
“Ultimately, if he’s banging in goals for us, then we’re going to have a really good chance. I don’t want to get into his head too much, but he’s a good player, and needs to keep doing what he’s doing.”
“He works really hard. If he stays focused, we should be fine.”
“That’s all he wants to do – play for the team, play for the shirt, play for the club and play in front of these fans.”
“All 11 of us are so passionate. You might see us arguing on the pitch and giving each other a bit of grief, but it’s because we’ve all got that winning mentality.”
“After, when we get into the changing room, we shake hands and have a laugh about it.” “At the end of the day, it’s about getting the three points.”
If Newcastle can beat Blackburn Rovers tomorrow it will be the first time in Newcastle’s history that any side has won 10 consecutive games.
We need the 3 points tomorrow and nine in ten fans think we can do that.