Dwight Gayle Touch And Go For Wolves


Rafa Benitez in his press conference last Friday and after the Derby game on Saturday was a bit guarded about Dwight Gayle and whether he will be fit for our game at Wolves in Saturday.

Dwight is back in training, but that hamstring has troubled him in the past and the Newcastle manager will not want to bring him back into the first team too early.

The very last thing we want is for Dwight to damage his hamstring again and miss even more of the 17 games left in the Championship this season.

Dwight Gayle – could be back on Saturday?

Last Friday in his press conference this is what Rafa said on two of our injured players:

“Colback is improving and Gayle is improving, but they won’t be ready yet.”

It’s probably touch and go for Dwight on Saturday, but once he is back he tends to take the chances we have missed in the last two games and because of that dropped two points at home to QPR.

And then we almost allowed a last minute equalizer (again) on Saturday when DeAndre Yedlin headed off the line with seconds to play against Derby County, but we got the 1-0 win to go back on top of the table.

We could see both Dwight and local lad Jack Colback back on Saturday and Jack could come in alongside Jonjo Shelvey in central midfield to give Isaac Hayden a rest, since the former Arsenal player seems to be troubled by an old groin injury.

It would be great to have Dwight and Jack back in the squad for Saturday, but we probably will not know until Rafa’s press conference on Friday.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 7, 2017 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m happy of course that Gayle is close, but really I’d like Mitrovic to be given a last shot at it against Wolves and to have a blinder. I still think that a big man up top, offers us the best use of the squad. Gayle can play anywhere in a front four.

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  • scout

    Feb 7, 2017 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Gayle will play last 15 games id say

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  • martoon

    Feb 7, 2017 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Just a thought – when he is about to come back will we get a Gayle warning? 😀

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  • lochinvar

    Feb 7, 2017 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Just hope that a suitable touch line ban will reduce the momentum of these two pretenders to the throne.

    Huddersfield boss David Wagner and Leeds counterpart Garry Monk have been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association.

    The charges come after the pair were involved in a confrontation near the end of the Terriers’ 2-1 win on Sunday.

    In addition, both clubs have been charged with failing to ensure their players ‘conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’.

    Huddersfield boss David Wagner and Leeds counterpart Garry Monk have been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association.

    The charges come after the pair were involved in a confrontation near Huddersfield boss David Wagner and Leeds counterpart Garry Monk have been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association.

    The charges come after the pair were involved in a confrontation near the end of the Terriers’ 2-1 win on Sunday.

    In addition, both clubs have been charged with failing to ensure their players ‘conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. ‘

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  • lochinvar

    Feb 7, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #5

    So good I said it twice

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  • lesh

    Feb 7, 2017 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #6

    lochinvar

    As their behaviour was the catalyst for the player fracas and the two managers were sent off, then anything other than a touchline ban shoud be out of the question. A player gets a red and he/ she’s banned for a period so unless Monk and Wagner can demonstrate mitigating circumstances, they surely must receive a ban. Not that we want them banned of course!

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  • lesh

    Feb 7, 2017 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #7

    martoon

    A Gayle warning? Don’t be Scilly. 😀

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  • Thump

    Feb 7, 2017 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #8

    I’d sooner see Gayle rested another match if it means he has less chance of aggravating the injury.

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  • lochinvar

    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Agreed – keep Gayle for the run in and protect his fitness. Use Mitro against Wolves along with Diame and they should do the business

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  • cyprus

    Feb 8, 2017 at 4:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Tiote a mercenary? Isn’t he going to play football? It’s a job man (and he’s been looking for a while) and one with a short expiry, have a heart and just say ‘bye, thanks’.

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  • Mag52

    Feb 8, 2017 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #11

    The Wolves game is likely to be an incendiary affair.
    For me, I’d not play Gayle till he is 100% fit, and play big Murph up front, with Mitro coming on late if needed.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 8, 2017 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #12

    We don’t want to be losing matches but IMO we need to start with some of the second string for few reasons.
    i) To lower the risk of injury in a conjested part of the season
    ii) Keep the first team players fresh for the run in
    iii) Increase the value of players that are not going to be in the PL squad
    iv) Improve the quality of players that could potentially continue in the squad next season.

    These players would be:
    Mbemba
    Haidara
    Lazaar
    Sterry
    Sammy
    Perez
    Mitrovic
    Sels(?)

    At least three of the above list need to be starting and either substituted when required, or rotated when appropriate. I would think Gamez, Hanley and Murphy are experienced enough to take into the PL but would sell if a really good offer was made.

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