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Link To Newcastle Player Likely To Last Through This Winter


As is to be expected with the winter window approaching, the Dwight Gayle to West Brom link is resurfacing again.

With Gayle scoring 23 goals for the Baggies last term, it was always likely that he would be touted for a return to the Hawthorns.

The Sun are reporting that West Brom manager Slaven Bilic will make a play for the 29-year-old poacher in the January window. However, it will depend a lot on how he does at Newcastle over the next few months.

Dwight Gayle made his return to Newcastle in a ten-minute cameo at Stamford Bridge. With Andy Carroll likely ruled out for Sunday’s match against Wolves, Gayle could play a bigger part this weekend.

Dwight Gayle– could be in demand in January

Dwight has jumped Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto in the pecking order since his return to the matchday squad against Manchester United. So Gayle should get an opportunity to impress Steve Bruce leading into the January window.

Whether he will let Gayle leave for West Brom or any other interested parties, will depend on whether he can score some goals for Newcastle. If he can, he will likely remain a Magpie for the rest of this campaign.

The link to West Brom makes perfect sense if you look at how they are doing this season. They are making a strong push for promotion after their relegation two seasons ago. West Brom are currently flying high at the top of the table two points ahead of Leeds.

West Brom brought in both Kenneth Zohore and Charlie Austin during the summer. However, the two strikers have managed just 3 goals in the league between them.

That has not stopped the Birmingham club from being joint top in the Championship with 24 goals in their 13 league games.

Their goals have come from wingers Grady Diangana and Matt Phillips, who have 4 apiece as well as midfielder/winger Matheus Pereira who has 3. Pereira has also provided a whopping 7 assists in his 10 league appearances.

Adding Dwight Gayle with his proven finishing ability to this mix could prove a lethal addition for West Brom in their promotion push. We think he will remain at the top of their wishlist right through the January window.


9 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 24, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #1

    If Bruce played Dwight from the start, I would like to see Almiron playing alongside him in a 442. Perhaps with Atsu and Maximin on the wings, but that might not be enough defensivey. If Bruce built the side to not get beat it would probably be:

    Gayle
    Maximin
    Willems longstaffx2 Yedlin
    Dummett Clarke Lascelles Kraft
    Dubs

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Lindisfarne

    That looks an OK team to me, but I’d play Manquillo before Krafht, he’s done nowt to justify a start over him imo.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 24, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Not really the side i would pick personally but Bruce would have the option of in order to move away from the defensive formation he currently finds himself stuck with. Yes, Kraft doesn’t justify a place and the same with Joelinton.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 24, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #4

    As for an earlier comment re. Armstrong and Roberts who is it that decides they aren’t or aren’t going to be good enough for the EPL

    I realise that new players are always coming in and we cannot have a bloated U23 squad but it seems to me we are always offloading some of our best prospects.

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  • simon376

    Oct 24, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Dubravka signed 6 year contract

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 24, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #6

    simon

    That’s just made him a more saleable asset!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 24, 2019 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Dunno why we sold Toney, he’s probably the best league striker below the EPL, I reckon he would bang them in at any level and still only 23.

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  • Unused Substitute

    Oct 24, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Lindisfarne@1, there’s zero understanding between Willems and Dummett. I would go for Almiron in front of Dummett. Also, I hope Matt Ritchie is on the right of Matty and Yedlin replaces Krafth. With all those fast runners, we should be in business.

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