Newcastle United legend Peter Beardsley has backed Dwight Gayle to be back on the goal trail soon.
Gayle played an hour of the Magpies’ second string defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night and is pushing for a start against Liverpool this weekend.
Beardsley, who made goals during his career for stars like Andy Cole, Les Ferdinand, and Alan Shearer, told the Chronicle: “Dwight likes a certain type of delivery.
“He’s the type of player I’d loved playing with because he’s always ready.
“He wants to make his runs and wants the ball.
“That’s what Andy Cole was like, they’re very similar.
“To be fair to Dwight he played in the Championship last season which is not easy, but to get the goals he got and be injured for the time he was is amazing.
“He will come good again.
“But he needs to get his sharpness and get back to normal.
“He’s had a hamstring injury from the start of the season.
“There will be an important point where he becomes part of the team again.”