Dwight Gayle has given an excellent interview with nufcTV today and the Walthamstow-born 27 year-old comes across very positively and extremely happy with life at the moment, after he became a father to a baby girl a couple of weeks in Newcastle and she will be brought up as a Geordie.
What could possibly be better than that?
Dwight has also finally come back into the side as a sub on Saturday and we was scoring again as he took advantage of a late mistake from the Huddersfield goalkeeper and put the ball into the net in the 89th minute to make it a fabulous 3-1 win for Newcastle at John Smith’s Stadium.
Dwight Gayle gets congratulations from Rafa Benitez on Saturday
He was also wide awake as the goalkeeper made his error, so we have to think he’s finally getting some decent sleep again after the birth of his daughter – that’s got to be good!
This is some of what our 21 goal man said today about how good life is for him at the moment:
“It was a fantastic feeling to be back playing and scoring, helping out the team.”
“Obviously the last few weeks have been fantastic for us, great team performances and brought the team close together. So to be involved again is fantastic for me.”
“The goal was a bit of a lucky but I felt we were maybe going to get another chance, because they were obviously pushing for it.
“We have now expanded the gap but we know we have some big games coming up during the rest of the season.”
“Fatherhood is fantastic, loving every minute, one of the best things that has ever happened to me and I can’t wait for the future.”
“She was born in the RVI (Royal Victoria Infirmary), so she’s a little Geordie and hopefully she gets to spend some more time here and hopefully I can continue performing for the team.”
“I’m enjoying my football the most I ever have.”
“We have come on leaps and bounds since the first win of the season against Reading, everybody is improving individually as well as a team.”
“Reading are a great possession side and carry a threat going forward. They are going to be up for it as much as we are.”
We have Daryl Murphy starting up front again for tomorrow night’s game, but there’s news in the local papers today that Rafa is thinking seriously of starting Gayle tomorrow night at the Madejski Stadium.
Here’s our team:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Ritchie Diame Gouffran
What’s your team for Reading?
We need a win tomorrow night and maybe Dwight can score more goals for us?