Paddy Kenny has given his reaction to Football Insider after some injury news involving Callum Wilson.
The Lowdown: Wilson in training
As cited by The Shields Gazette earlier this month, Steve Bruce revealed that Wilson would likely come back to training in the ‘next couple of days’.
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It is hoped that he will now be fit to return to action in time for their game at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Latest: Kenny reacts
Speaking to Football Insider, former top-flight goalkeeper Kenny, 43, has now claimed that St. James’ Park will be rocking if Wilson is deemed fit enough to play Spurs, especially after the news that the takeover by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium is complete:
“You can’t underestimate how big that is for them, I don’t think.
“He was out for a while last season and they struggled. They needed a goalscorer like him.
“Then he came back into the team, they had that good run towards the end of the season and they shot up to 12th in the table.
“If he is going to be fit after the international break, that’s great news for them.
“With the takeover stuff and him back, wow, St. James’ Park will be absolutely bouncing.“
The Verdict: Big boost
It will certainly be a big boost for the North East club should Wilson return to the starting eleven against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
The Toon Army are likely to be buzzing anyway given that the takeover has gone through, and would no doubt be voicing their support for the striker too.
The Tyneside outfit have not been able to win any of the last four matches in the Premier League without him, while only managing to score a mere four goals in that time (Transfermarkt), highlighting just how important he is to the team.
Nonetheless, he is their biggest threat in front of goal, and the Magpies will need him to play to have the best possible chance of getting all three points.
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