Though his Newcastle United as a whole are struggling to deal with the pressure of being clear favourites in the Championship, Dwight Gayle got off the mark in the loss to Huddersfield.
The former Crystal Palace man has joined Rafa Benitez’s Tyneside revolution for around £10m, tasked as the man to fire the Toon Army back up into the Premier League.
Handed the iconic Number 9 shirt by the former Liverpool coach, the 25-year old has big shoes to fill at his new club, though few would doubt his poaching ability.
While he was unable to impose himself regularly enough at Selhurst Park, a fresh move away and some tactical improvement can really bring the best out of the former Peterborough ace.
Dropping down into the second tier, it is the perfect atmosphere in which to further develop his game, on one of the grandest stages he could do so.
With that in mind, here are THREE reasons why Dwight Gayle will finish top scorer in the Championship this year.
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