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Newcastle: Callum Wilson back for Fulham

Newcastle: Callum Wilson back for Fulham -Newcastle United News

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe will be able to call upon Callum Wilson again against Fulham after the international break. 

That’s according to Mark Douglas, a journalist for The I Paper.

The lowdown

Wilson hasn’t played for Newcastle since the 3-3 draw with Manchester City on 21 August, having sustained a hamstring injury.

Howe also has Chris Wood and Alexander Isak, who cost a combined £90million, at his disposal in the no. 9 position.

The latest

It’s Douglas’ understanding that ‘Wilson [will be] back for Fulham’, providing a boost for Howe.

In the attached story, he explains that the striker will ‘definitely return’ against the Cottagers after Newcastle exercised an ‘abundance of caution‘ last weekend and held him back.

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The verdict

This is a timely piece of good news for Howe and the Newcastle faithful.

Allan Saint-Maximin has just suffered an injury setback that renders him a doubt for the trip to London, but they can at least look forward to Wilson’s return.

Newcastle may have depth in the striker department but the goals have somewhat dried up in the absence of Wilson.

They netted five in their first three games with the Englishman fit – he scored of two of them – but they’ve only managed three in the four matches since.

And the problem hasn’t been creating chances, but putting them away, as their xG of 7.5 across those four games attests to. That’s where Wilson, who’s been dubbed ‘fabulous‘ by Owen Hargreaves, can come in handy.

Howe has already hinted that he’ll be willing to play Wilson alongside Isak at the head of the team, which could be an exciting and rewarding experiment.


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