Peter Beardsley was signed by Kevin Keegan in 1993 from Everton and back then Andy Cole was told by his boss: “I’m going to sign a player just for you.”
Keegan was as good as his word with Beardsley creating many of Cole’s 41 goals during the 1993/94 season.
He said: “I wish I’d have been played with Dwight Gayle.
“He would have scored goals playing with me.
“I don’t want to sound big-headed but he didn’t really have a number 10 to make him a goal.
“I was standing on the line feeling frustrated thinking: ‘Let me on there!’
“Obviously I’m 56 now so I know I’m not getting on, but I know what Dwight wants and needs and I could deliver it.
“I couldn’t run around now of course, but I know exactly where he wants it.”