Kevin Phillips has given his reaction to some Newcastle United injury news involving Callum Wilson.
The Lowdown: Back training
Speaking in his pre-game press conference before the Magpies lost 2-1 at Wolves on Saturday, Steve Bruce revealed that the 29-year-old is due to start training ‘in the next couple of days’, and hinted that he could make a return to the squad after the upcoming international break.
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The former Bournemouth striker has not played since he scored in the 2-2 draw at home to Southampton in the Premier League in late August.
The Latest: Phillips reacts
“That’s a massive boost. They’ve missed him hugely. When he plays, he guarantees you goals, guarantees you a threat.
“That’s what Newcastle have lacked. It’s great news for him to be back in training.
“I’m sure they can’t wait for him to get out there and get going again.”
The Verdict: Huge
It certainly is huge that Wilson is back in training, as he could be back in a black-and-white-striped shirt after the international break has finished.
There is no doubt that Newcastle have missed him, having not being able to win any of the last four Premier League games without him, only managing to score four goals in that time (Transfermarkt). Wilson himself had two in three matches prior to his injury.
He is such a key player for Bruce’s team and gives them a focal point up top from which the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron and Joe Willock can thrive.
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