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Newcastle: Callum Wilson set for return against Fulham

An update has emerged on Newcastle United centre-forward Callum Wilson and his current injury situation…

What’s the talk?

According to The Times, the Magpies attacker is set to make his return to action on the other side of the international break against Fulham.

The report claims that he will be fit for Newcastle’s next Premier League outing after missing the last four matches with a hamstring knock that he sustained in the 3-3 draw against Manchester City.

It is also stated that the 30-year-old has not given up all hope of being able to play his way into making the England squad for the upcoming World Cup in November.

Eddie Howe recently refused to rule out the possibility of it happening, saying:

“I never try to predict what will happen in the future and I’ll never write off Callum Wilson. His mindset is incredible. I don’t think his World Cup chance is gone and I don’t think Callum believes so either.

“Of course, I feel for him because he’s not in the squad and I feel for him because he’s been injured. But you have to look to the future and for Callum, you can’t sit there and dwell and go, ‘Poor me’.”

Howe should be delighted

The Magpies’ head coach should be left delighted by the prospect of Wilson being available for the match against Fulham at Craven Cottage next month.

Newcastle have only scored three goals in four games since the striker’s injury and this suggests that they are sorely lacking at the top end of the pitch.

Summer signing Alexander Isak scored two of those three goals, in three starts, and Allan Saint-Maximin bagged the other, as the rest of the team have struggled to make an impact going forward.

Wilson coming back in could provide an added goal threat against Fulham, whether that comes with him starting alongside Isak or coming off the bench to make a difference in the final 20 minutes or so.

He is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League and a player Howe knows he can rely upon in front of goal. The Englishman has scored two goals in three appearances this season, after managing eight strikes in 16 starts last term and 12 goals in 23 starts the year before that.

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He knows how to find the back of the net on a consistent basis at this level and, therefore, can add a much-needed presence in the final third.

This is why the Toon head coach should be pleased by this injury update, as having Wilson back fit and available will be a big boost to the team and their goalscoring prospects heading into the clash with Fulham in London.

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