Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has confirmed that he will be back from injury ‘soon’.
The Magpies’ number nine hasn’t been seen since the 3-3 draw with Manchester City back in August. He scored on that day, but was forced off with a hamstring injury.
Wilson has since missed Newcastle’s last five games in all competitions, including four Premier League outings.
In his absence, Eddie Howe’s side have struggled in attack, which has coincided with Bruno Guimaraes and Allan Saint-Maximin also suffering fitness issues.
Alexander Isak signed for the club and has scored twice so far, but there has been a lack of cutting edge in the final third from Newcastle.
Luckily, it sounds like Wilson is on his way back. It has been reported that he will return against Fulham after the international break. Now the man himself has commented on his fitness.
Wilson’s message to Newcastle fans
The 30-year-old appeared on the latest episode of the Footballer’s Football Podcast alongside Michail Antonio.
The Newcastle forward was discussing the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth, and admitted that his teammates didn’t show enough quality in the final third. Then he delivered a five-word message that will be music to the ears of Toon fans.
He said: “Wilson’s back soon you know.”
Exactly what the Toon Army want to hear
Wilson is adored on Tyneside, and he is always a huge miss whenever he’s injured. Sadly, that happens far too often.
But the noises coming out of the club are good, and Wilson sounds optimistic himself that this layoff is coming to an end. And it could be perfect timing after what has happened in Sweden.
Club record signing Isak had travelled for international duty, but he has now been removed from the squad due to injury. He has not been deemed fit enough to take part in either of Sweden’s upcoming Nations League games.
That’s a blow for Sweden, and it’s also a concern for Newcastle. If he’s not fit enough to play for his country, whose final game of this international break is next Tuesday, what chance does he have of featuring at Craven Cottage on October 1st?
Hopefully he returns in time, and hopefully Wilson’s five-word fitness message means he will be back too.