Dwight Gayle has now scored four goals in his last two games for West Brom and his hat-trick yesterday at home to Preston means he has scored 21 Championship goals in 35 appearances for the Baggies this season.
That compares with his 23 goals for Newcastle in 32 appearances in our promotion season.
Dwight missed a lot of games with a hamstring injury during the second half of that season.
But Dwight has shown he can score lots of goals in the Championship and Rafa will be watching how he’s doing.
We’d like to see Dwight return to Newcastle in the summer but he may be used in a part-exchange deal with Salomon Rondon.
Dwight Gayle – dialing in the goals yesterday
But a lot depends on whether West Brom are promoted next month and it looks like that will have to be via the playoffs.
West Brom remain in 4th place on 73 points after 42 games played – 9 points behind second-placed Leeds United and an automatic promotion place.
Norwich are top of the Championship on 85 points with former Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul having a good season for the Canaries.
Tim’s made 39 Championship appearances this season.