Moreno Now Positive On Newcastle Striker – Much Improved In Training


Dwight Gayle was the subject of a £15M bid from Fulham late in the transfer window, and if Rafa could have brought in another striker, he would have sold Dwight – who has shown he can score goals in the Championship.

Rafa has been disappointed with Dwight’s attitude since his hamstring problems tend to get to him mentally.

He sometimes doesn’t seem to go all out in training or in games in what seems a subconscious effort to protect his hamstring, and that’s something Rafa doesn’t want to see.

Gayle will travel to South Wales with his team-mates, but we think he will end up on the bench with Joselu leading the line for Newcastle.

Dwight Gayle – much improved in training

This is some of what fitness coach Francisco de Miguel Moreno said yesterday in his interviews:

“I think Dwight will be involved in part of the squad.”

“He’s trained very well. We are very happy in the way he’s doing things in the last few days.”

“DeAndre’s working very well, hard to get to the game,” “He’s trained very well in the last few days – Lejeune as well.”

“They’re both in the same situation. We normally wait until the end to make a decision. They are progressing well with the team.”

“Chancel’s not too bad,” “He’ll definitely miss the game, but hopefully not too bad.” “The assessment is quite good.”

“Hopefully he will be ready for the next one.”

Chancel could be fit for our next game at home against Stoke City next Saturday, but it could come too early for the DR Congo International.

Newcastle will not want to play any player too soon after a hamstring injury.

It would be good to see Dwight get a run-out in the second half tomorrow and if he can score a goal, it will do him the world of good.

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10 comments so far

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 9, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #1

    Sing, we should emulate the West Ham game mate imo. Press them hard from the front and force them to make mistakes. Keep the crowd quiet is the key, maybe just frustrate them so the crowd gets a bit anxious and it spreads to the players.
    Every game this season will be tough, but that adds to the buzz for me.
    Depending where we finish this could well be Rafa’s greatest achievement in the PL and he’s up for the task.
    Time for worrying about the window is long gone and time to get 100% behind the team and Rafa is here.

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  • sing in the corner

    Sep 9, 2017 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #2

    Over the moon if Moreno is right and something has quickly changed with Dwights rumoured psychological ailment has disappeared. But such issues usually take a bit more time and work than that.
    Probably make do and mend more than anything I suspect. We need him on the bench at least, given we are short of options in attack.

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  • sing in the corner

    Sep 9, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Bobby
    Good to have ya back man.
    Yeah, I hope that too. Will we have the bravery to take the game to them awY from home and newly back in the Prem? How we approach this game, I think, will be an interesting insight into Rafa’s tactical know how and ability to be flexible.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 9, 2017 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #4

    A couple of good training sessions where he’s running flat out for the ball without any adverse reaction should convince him all’s well.
    We definitely need him with Mitro reverting to form. I so want that lad to do well, yet he starts playing well and then does that. How he hopes to convince Rafa he’s worth retaining with acts of stupidity like that is beyond belief.
    Let the goals do your talking, that’s enough. Don’t think it was worthy of three games, but once trial by TV comes into the equation, with all those angels who’ve never done anything wrong in the career expressing such faux outrage, the writing’s on the wall.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 9, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Cheers sing. Been on ‘meltdown avoidance duty’ 🙂
    Those long breaks without football don’t do the blog any favours mate.
    Enjoyed the Derby game last night. They look a decent outfit now. Looked dodgy when they lost Hughes and Ince, but they’ve recruited well late on and might give the league a run for its money this season. As for Hull… enough said really.
    Got the appetite going again though. Watching England just bores me under that clown. So negative.

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  • sing in the corner

    Sep 9, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #6

    I must admit there is something in this massively media-influenced BIAS theory that’s going around. So much inconsistency in the decision making of these FA panels. It’s a farce when you see the darlings of the league getting away with all sorts and our ‘marked men’ get the book thrown at them every time.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 9, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Swansea will be under instruction to come at us early and exploit any potential vulnerability that we may or may not have. An early goal could crush us. Swansea have been rubbish since Williams left and only have 3 decent players and two of them are new arrivals short of match fitness and the other is unproven Abraham who will fight Bony for that one position upfront. So I think we’ll win if Rafa turns up, draw otherwise. The players will know better than us what’s going on behind the scenes and hopefully this is all coincedence about the hernia. The players seem positive and there’s no signs of unrest. We need a win to put an end to the negativity.

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  • Mag52

    Sep 9, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #8

    My team v Swansea :

    Elliott
    Manquillo Lascelles Lejeune Clark
    Shelvey Merino
    Ritchie Perez Atsu
    Joselu.

    Result 2 – 2.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 9, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Swansea have some talented individuals but Clement hasn’t as yet managed to gel them into an organised unit. Hopefully tomorrow won’t be the day that he achieves it.

    With regards to their support, they are also not capable of any cohesive activity. If our resident Swansea fan represents a cross section of their fan base then we have nothing to fear on that score.

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  • Geordie-john

    Sep 9, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Go for Gold lads ! I think that this could be a good turning point for the team. Dwight needs to prove a point if given the chance and if able to do so he will go from strength to strength. Rafa’s a clever bloke even if he isn’t able to travel with the team he will still have a massive influence on the game. The team just need to believe in themselves and gel. Mitro , Get some pockets in your shorts and keep your hands in them LOL Result 3 – 1 to the Toon

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