It was bad news on Dwight Gayle this morning and it looks like he will miss the next 6 games and be out at least until April 1st after the next International break.
But we cannot panic and it’s now a great chance for players like Aleksandar Mitrovic and Daryl Murphy to show what they are made of and do a job for the team.
It’s a blow to be sure, but you get those every season and now we need to pull together and give players like Mitro and Daryl full support – they can still fire us to promotion.
Aleksandar Mitrovic after scoring at Wolves
Here’s a cross-section of tweets from Newcastle fans.
I’m comfortable with Mitro or Murphy playing up front. Both have shown they are capable. #NUFC
— RobbieNUFC (@robbie_philpott) February 22, 2017
— Simon Nicols (@sinicols) February 22, 2017
— Tom Hardman (@Preston_Mag) February 22, 2017
If there’s ever a time for Mitro to silence the doubters, it’s these next 2 weeks with Gayle been out & the tricky away fixtures. #NUFC
— Ryan Blythe (@ryanNUFCmad1986) February 22, 2017
Gutting about Gayle. Brighton/Huddersfield would have been the sort of game he would have been given space to get in behind #NUFC
— Rob M (@geordierob89) February 22, 2017
— Jesus_of_Gallowgate (@Jesus_AD1892) February 22, 2017
We’ve coped just fine without Gayle the past month. Don’t panic #nufc
— Jonny Martin (@JonnyMartin1) February 22, 2017
Fresh Gayle injury undoubtedly a blow for #nufc, but not sure many defenders will be overjoyed at the prospect of marking Mitrovi? and Diamé
— Dan Sheridan (@dansheridan) February 22, 2017