West Brom and Fulham get a boost with the hamstring injury of Dwight Gayle not as bad as was first feared … but they face competition from championship competitors for Newcastle attacker of £ 10 million
- Dwight Gayle injured his hamstring in Newcastle’s 1-1 draw against Wolves
- After worries about a six-week dismissal period, he should train in two to three weeks
- West Brom, Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday are interested
- Newcastle is willing to allow Gayle to borrow the club this month
The suitors of Dwight Gayle received a boost after it turned out that his hamstring injury is not as bad as was first feared.
Striker Gayle was forced out of the 1-1 draw against Wolves on Saturday after 28 minutes.
The 29-year-old suffered from a small tear and the first concern was that he would be sidelined for up to six weeks.
Dwight Gayle got a hamstring injury with Wolves during Saturday’s match in Molineux
Gayle has appeared nine times, but only started two in the Premier League this season
But after medical tests, Gayle will probably start training again within two to three weeks and she is scheduled to play again early next month.
That is welcome news for his championship admirers who want Gayle to come in and hit the ground, so that he can quickly strengthen their respective promotional bids.
Last season Gayle scored 23 goals in the championship for current frontrunners West Brom
West Brom leaders, who scored 23 goals for Gayle last season, Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday, all of whom are in the top six of the championship, are fighting against Gayle.
Newcastle is willing to let him on loan this month in a deal that also includes a purchase commitment of £ 10 million.