Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Injury Adds to Woes of Toon Striker

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Injury Adds to Woes of Toon Striker

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DWIGHT Gayle's season has gone from bad to worse as the player was hit by a calf injury during the 2-2 draw with Southampton.

The No 9 is yet to score in the 2017/18 season after netting 23 times last term.

Gayle now finds himself an injury doubt going into the encounter with his old club Crystal Palace next weekend.

He has been down on his luck since the season kicked off and has suffered with injury issues and a loss of form.

His introduction in the second half at St Mary's was supposed to offer a threat for Newcastle on the counter.

Yet it quickly became obvious something was notquite right for the striker.

After the game, Rafa Benitez said: "Dwight, we cannot say too much because when he came we were expecting to use his pace.

"He had a little problem with his calf and he was working very hard, but with a problem. …

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