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?