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Newcastle United: Chris Waugh delivers big injury update

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Chris Waugh has dropped a major Newcastle United injury update on the latest Pod on the Tyne episode.

Newcastle played their FA Cup clash last weekend without a recognised striker as the likes of Ryan Fraser, Jacob Murphy and Allan Saint-Maximin rotated in and out of the central role, and unsurprisingly, this led to a lack of conviction in front of goal.

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It has since been confirmed that Callum Wilson will spend at least eight weeks on the sidelines with a calf injury, while according to Waugh, although Dwight Gayle’s absence from the squad last Saturday is still unclear, the 32-year-old could soon return.

Waugh has dropped this fresh update concerning Gayle.

“As I said, Dwight Gayle missed the weekend’s match – we’re not 100% sure if he will be back for Saturday, although I’m led to believe there’s a good chance that he will be.”

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It may have been that Gayle would be the only option Howe could turn to in terms of leading the line, although when Wilson went off injured against Manchester United, the former Crystal Palace man was overlooked for Murphy, suggesting that the manager doesn’t have much faith in him.

Gayle’s search for Premier League first-team football may have just got a lot more difficult, with Newcastle set to sign Chris Wood this week as the striker is currently undergoing a medical, which would make him one of the club’s most expensive signings ever.

The 32-year old has certainly not been prolific in front of goal for the Magpies in the Premier League, with just 11 goals across 77 appearances, so it’s no surprise that Howe was keen to bolster his frontline with Wilson out injured.

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