Kevin Campbell has given his reaction after Callum Wilson was ruled out for the rest of the season for Newcastle United with injury.
The Lowdown: Wilson picks up injury
The North East club confirmed on Tuesday that Wilson will miss the final three games of the 2020/21 term, after he suffered a hamstring injury in their 4-2 away win at Leicester City in the Premier League last time out.
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It unfortunately means that he will not be able to play any part against recently-crowned champions Manchester City at St. James’ Park, in a match which he would have needed to play to give them the best hope of getting any points.
The Latest: Campbell plays down Wilson injury
Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell, who was a striker himself having played for the likes of Everton and Arsenal in the top flight, has played down the injury suffered by Wilson, as the Tyneside club are already safe and so the last few fixtures do not have a lot hindering on them:
“It’s crushing for Callum Wilson but at the end of the day it is job done.
“Let’s be honest, the season is over for Newcastle anyway, they have got over the line.
“They worked ever so hard to get Wilson back fit and in the team and it is a shame he has got injured so soon again but they are safe now. The job is done. It is not nice to lose one of your best players but the club will not be overly worried about that now.
“He played incredibly against Leicester and got the crucial goals.
“It is job done for Callum Wilson. He can put his feet up now, recover and then start to get ready for next season.”
The Verdict: Wilson layoff has silver lining
Although it is a blow to lose one of their key players, given that the Magpies have avoided relegation down to the EFL Championship, the news of Wilson’s injury is not the worst at this moment in time.
The Toon would have certainly had a better chance of beating Pep Guardiola’s men with him in the side, given that he is currently their top scorer and assister in the division so far (Whoscored), but the game does not really have much riding on it other than pride, and so NUFC will just be hoping that he can recover easy and in time for the start of the next campaign.
In fact, it could be a blessing in disguise if he is afforded the time to truly recover from the issues hampering him through this season ahead of the new term.
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