West Brom and Fulham boosted with hamstring injury from Dwight Gayle not bad as first feared … but they face competition from championship rivals for £ 10m-valued Newcastle striker
The suitors of Dwight Gayle received a boost after it emerged his hamstring injury is not as bad as was first feared.
Striker Gayle was forced out of Newcastle's 1-1 draw against Wolves after just 28 minutes on Saturday.
The 29-year-old suffered from a small tear and the first concern was that he was put aside for a maximum of six weeks.
But after medical tests, Gayle is likely to return to training in two to three weeks and weeks and is scheduled to play again early next month.
That will be welcome news for his champion admirers who want Gayle to run on the floor so that he can quickly strengthen their respective promotional bids.
West Brom leaders, who scored 23 goals for Gayle last season, Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday, who are all in the top six of the championship, are fighting Gayle.
Newcastle is willing to lend him this month in a deal that also includes a purchase commitment of £ 10 million.