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Newcastle's Dwight Gayle mystery as Joelinton preferred as Wilson replacement again

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01.09.2021

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Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce finally admitted that the guy who once wore the No 9 shirt playing as an orthodox centre-forward simply is not one.

Joelinton's chronic lack of goals had already confirmed that to United fans.

On the other hand Dwight Gayle is very much a through the centre striker.

Which is why it baffles so many people that when Callum Wilson retreats to the treatment room, which unfortunately happens all too often, Bruce turns his gaze upon Big Joe instead of a more natural finisher in Gayle.

Why give Gayle, already into his 30s, a new three-year contract if you are so reluctant to play him?

Gayle has not experienced a single minute of Premier League action so far despite Newcastle never winning a game while Joelinton has now replaced Wilson twice against West Ham and Southampton and come on in the other league game at Villa for Federico Fernandez.

I mean the big Brazilian is about as potent as a pop gun having scored six PL goals since United splashed £40m on........

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