When you see a story like this regarding an injured Newcastle United striker you must think it is Andy Carroll but no not this time – instead it is Dwight Gayle who is crocked, and worryingly there is no idea when he will return.
Steve Bruce kept Gayle at the club because he believes he has a role to play in the season, but the former Crystal Palace man has not even featured for a minute of pre-season training – never mind any competitive football.
The Newcastle boss thinks that this is a big blow, but I don’t think his absence affects the Toon too badly.
His Championship record is twice as good as his top-flight one, and it is time for Newcastle to move him on.
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