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Championship Club Could Poach NUFC Striker Bruce Rates Highly

There is an exclusive report in Football League World that Nottingham Forest are going to try to get Dwight Gayle on loan in January.

The report claims that this information comes from ‘sources’ at Nottingham Forest.

Dwight Gayle has just played 22 minutes of football this season at Newcastle despite Steve Bruce’s constant claims of rating the 29-year-old highly.

Part of the problem was that Gayle had a lingering calf problem that kept him out for the first few months of the season. However, he’s been available for the past six weeks and just has not been given a chance.

On Monday, Dwight had his longest outing when he came on for Joelinton in the 78th minute. Dwight just didn’t get into the game and managed only 2 touches.

Steve Bruce has again sung the praises of Gayle to BBC Newcastle and suggests that he could be an answer to Newcastle’s goal scoring problem.

We don’t think sending Gayle out on loan really benefits Newcastle too much. He’ll have just 18 months left on his deal in January, and if he is going to leave, it should be for some cash so Newcastle can strengthen the position.

Dwight is a poacher and that doesn’t really fit in Newcastle’s system at the moment. He’s also never really proven that he can bang in the goals at the Premier League level.

In England’s top flight, he has just 21 goals in 102 appearances. That’s a little misleading as in those 102 appearances, he averages just around 46 minutes a game. So his strike rate in the Premier League is better than being just a 1 goal in 5 game goal scorer.

If Nottingham Forest or West Brom are going to come in for Dwight this winter, we think it should be on a permanent so Newcastle can get some sorely needed funds to improve this squad.

11 comments so far

  • TheDrewid

    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Off topic, but just looked at my Facebook memories thing and it’s 8 years ago today that we lost Gary Speed. RIP. Legend.

  • toon22

    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #2

    I doubt the traitor has any idea what a good striker actually is or how to play to his strengths

  • jane

    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #3

    West Brom score from a free-kick on the edge of the box. hopefully we are working on not giving these away!

  • jane

    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #4

    Jarrod Bowen on the scoresheet again.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #5

    I think we needed to move on Bowen in the summer. With all these goals, he’ll most likely go now for more money than we’ll be willing to part with.

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 27, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #6

    But where will we be in the summer?

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Tunstall beach ?

  • jane

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #8

    2nd for Bowen.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Disappointing you felt you had to comment on my post to geordietom but said nothing about Jib’s disgusting comment to me, but hey ho.

  • jane

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #10

    4 goals by different players for both Forest and West Brom. West Brom looking good for automatic promotion.

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Some canny games in Europe tonight


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