Sky Sports journalist Roger Clarke has been sharing his thoughts on Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson, his imminent return from injury and what impact he could have on the team throughout the remainder of the season.
This comes after Clarke made an appearance on a recent episode of The Sky Sports Football Pitch To Post Podcast where he reflected on all of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures, including Newcastle’s 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park.
He said: “Callum Wilson’s been out for a while, he’s on his way back from injury, should be back to face Burnley next week.
“To have their top scorer coming back – and he’s been so vital for them and he has been missed in the time he’s been away – I think there are a few positives there for Newcastle including this performance [against Spurs], which was much better.
“They had far more shots than they’ve had in recent times, shots from inside the box, they were clearly creating more and creating more problems for the opposition than they have been and that’s a positive sign for them going into these remaining games.”
Since arriving at the Tyneside club, the 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £22.5 million, has made 23 appearances for Steve Bruce’s side in which he has managed to score 10 goals and provide five assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Roger Clarke’s comments on Newcastle and Wilson…
Given how many goals Wilson has managed to score for Newcastle so far this season and the fact that the team managed to rack up 22 shots at goal against Spurs, it’s easy to see why Clarke sees Wilson’s return as a big positive for the club and could come at an ideal time.
Are you confident Newcastle can beat Burnley with Wilson back?
With Newcastle set to take on Burnley at the weekend, who are currently four points ahead of Bruce’s side, and the fact that Wilson has managed to score three goals in the eight Premier League games he’s played against them, everyone at Newcastle will undoubtedly be hoping that the striker will be fit enough to play against Sean Dyche’s side and hopefully regain his goalscoring prowess as soon as possible.