Newcastle United’s English striker Callum Wilson looks on during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on November 1, 2020. (Photo by ALEX PANTLING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Callum Wilson’s injury is certainly a problem for Newcastle United.

The striker has been the bright spark in what has been an up and down season for Newcastle United, and it doesn’t take a genius to realise that a striker who has scored six goals in eight games this season going down injured is an issue.

However, away from the Magpies missing Wilson’s goalscoring threat in the coming weeks, there could be another issue that arises from the former Bournemouth man’s absence.

Indeed, Ryan Fraser’s ability to bed in at the club could be hampered by Wilson’s injury problem.

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: New signing Ryan Fraser poses for photographs wearing a home kit. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Fraser and Wilson both joined this summer from Bournemouth, and while Wilson has been a revelations since arriving at St James’ Park, the Scot has struggled to get up to speed after so many months off.

The 26-year-old has only played 185 minutes since joining United this summer, but he has done his best work when he’s been on the pitch with Wilson, with his only assist of the season being finished off by the Magpies’ top scorer.


The ex-Bournemouth duo have carved out a brilliant partnership during their time on the south-coast together, with Fraser and Wilson holding the best record of any attacking partnership during a 38-game season, combining for 12 goals during the 2018/19 campaign.

It’s obvious that Fraser is at his best when he has the England international alongside him.

With Wilson recently claiming that the Scot is ‘still getting himself up to speed’ at Newcastle, it’s fair to say his injury has come at the worst possible time.

Fraser’s ability to get up to speed may be hampered by Wilson’s injury, and that is something that will cause Steve Bruce all sorts of headaches.

Hopefully, the striker is back in action sooner rather than later and his return can allow Fraser to get back to his best.

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 09: Ryan Fraser during the Newcastle United Training Session. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)
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