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Newcastle United: Dean Jones claims Callum Wilson will be worried by Alexander Isak amid injury woe

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Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Callum Wilson will be cursing his luck as an injury could see him lose his spot in the Newcastle United team. 

This summer, the Magpies made their most eye-catching move in the form of a roughly £60m transfer for Swedish striker Alexander Isak.

The forward certainly impressed on debut too, as he netted a fine goal away at Anfield against Liverpool while also having another strike just ruled out for offside.

For all that excitement, though, one man may not be feeling so great. Indeed, Wilson is set for a spell on the sidelines after  suffering a fresh hamstring injury

While discussing this concern on the Chasing Green Arrows, Jones said it’s really bad timing for the Englishman as it will open to door for Isak to come in and shine.

He said: “Callum Wilson will be cursing the luck of the timing of this injury. Really, really bad luck for him that Isak is going to get an actual chance at having a run in the team.

“The way he finishes is just incredible, I think he’s a great player. He’s going to be such a good addition to the Premier League.”

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TIF thoughts on Callum Wilson and Newcastle…

Wilson started the first three Premier League games of the season, scoring twice in that time before picking up his injury (via Transfermarkt).

And with Eddie Howe tending to play a 4-3-3 there may only be space in the starting Newcastle team for one striker. So, if Isak can continue to shine while Wilson is out, the former Bournemouth striker may fell find it hard to get back into the team.

Wilson certainly seemed pretty downcast about the situation too. Indeed, he told his BBC Podcast (via ChronicleLive), that it was ‘disappointing’ and that he can’t really afford to keep missing out on game time with these issues.

He said: “Yeah, I had a little setback. Disappointing because I started the season well. I felt like I had found my form and rhythm.

“It’s only a couple of weeks, but it’s just a couple of weeks that I ain’t got to lose. Especially last year, having the achilles issue, and now the little tweak in my hamstring. It’s frustrating because you do everything right – the ultimate professional.

“There are probably not many people in the dressing room that are more professional than myself – the way I eat, the way I sleep, the way I recover. That’s the most frustrating thing – you’re putting your heart and soul into making sure you stay there.”

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