We should be hearing fairly soon the news about how long Dwight Gayle – our new goal-scoring machine – will be out for after he had to go off on Saturday after 29 minutes at Brentford with a hamstring injury.
And that was after he scored a brilliant goal after 19 minutes that brought his tally up to 20 goals in just 23 appearances this season and it’s the first time since Alan Shearer that a striker has hit the 20 goal target on Tyneside.
It’s also good that Dwight has the iconic number 9 shirt – which he wanted at the club.
Dwight Gayle scores at Brentford
Dwight has talked today to the local papers about his achievement and he’s also talked about Alan Shearer and Daryl Murphy.
This is what he has said as reported in the Chronicle:
“It’s obviously a fantastic achievement for me.”
“It’s a credit to the team and what they’re providing for me as a lot of my goals come from inside the box.”
“We’ve got great quality in the starting eleven and from the boys that are coming off the bench.”
“I’m just relishing playing with the quality I’ve got behind me.”
“He (Shearer) did it every year, to be honest.”
“So, for me, it’s the beginning and I can continue it in future.”
“He’s a great player (Murphy).” “In the past few years in the Championship, he’s been fantastic.”
“He’ll bring something different.” “He brings great experience and will help the younger boys out.”
“He’ll do fantastically well.”
Alan Shearer scored a monumental 206 goals in 404 appearances for Newcastle in his 10 year career at the club.
But Dwight Gayle seems to have huge ambitions at Newcastle and he has certainly proved to Newcastle fans he’s fit to wear the number 9 shirt and his enthusiasm and team spirit also comes through in that interview.
Let’s hope there’s some good news on his injury – it’s a little bit worrying at the moment.