Newcastle United fans will surely be delighted to see Callum Wilson has been pictured back in training with his teammates.
The Magpies have been without last season’s top scorer Callum Wilson since December 27th when he limped off injured against Manchester United, but he appears to be edging closer to a return.
PIF and Newcastle didn’t waste time in January replacing Wilson as they brought in Premier League striker Chris Wood for £25 million but with just one goal in his nine appearances, Wilson returning would be very welcomed by Eddie Howe.
Will Wilson play again this season?
Newcastle have released their latest batch of training pictures and Wilson has been seen in the gym with his teammates for the first time since his injury.
TIF Thoughts on Wilson’s injury update…
The Newcastle United striker has had an indifferent time of things on Tyneside having picked up his fair share of injuries, however, his goals since joining the club have been crucial to them staying in the league, and thus helping attract PIF to buy them off of Mike Ashley.
Newcastle and Howe will obviously know of Wilson’s injury problems and how long he’s been out with his current setback, so will not be looking to rush him back, especially with the Magpies doing well without him losing once in their last 10 games.
However, fans will no doubt be buzzing to see him even improving on the training ground as he played a big part towards the start of the season, scoring four goals in his first five Premier League games. He perhaps wasn’t as prolific after that initial burst at the start but he still managed to add a couple to his tally and even donned the captains’ armband against Norwich City.
Despite having not played for parts of the season, Wilson still ranks inside the top 10 for Newcastle in terms of player ratings and ranks ahead of Chris Wood for shots per game (second overall). He was also key in terms of winning and holding onto possession too as he averages 4.2 duels won per game, with 2.4 ground duels and 1.8 aerial duels per game making this up (SofaScore).
Indeed, the Magpies have missed a bit of a prolific touch up front as Chris Wood hasn’t managed to find the back of the net on a consistent enough basis since joining, with his first goal only just coming against Southampton recently.
Eddie Howe has even hailed the striker for his character and leadership development.