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Report: £20m Newcastle United player is now back in training, he could start vs Fulham on Saturday
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Report: £20m Newcastle United player is now back in training, he could start vs Fulham on Saturday

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson is now back in training, with the Telegraph reporting that he could start against Fulham on Saturday.

Wilson has endured a difficult period at St James’ Park since making the £20 million switch from Bournemouth back in 2020 (Sky Sports). 

The 30-year-old has been The Magpies’ most prolific goal scorer but has been massively hindered by injuries. 

Wilson got off to a decent start to the current Premier League campaign as he bagged two goals in three games. But just after he scored against Manchester City last month, he picked up another injury. 

The striker has not played a single minute under Howe since but he could now be ready to start against Fulham this weekend. 

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Wilson now back in training 

The Telegraph reports that Wilson is now back in training and in line to start against Marco Silva’s side on Saturday

And the timing couldn’t have been better for Howe after his other striker options suffered injuries during the international break. 

New signing Alexander Isak left the Swedish set-up due to an unspecified injury last week

Chris Wood also picked up a rib injury during New Zealand’s clash against Australia yesterday, the Telegraph notes. 

And Allan Saint-Maximin has not played since coming off in the 1-1 draw against Wolves last month. 

The French winger is reportedly ‘unlikely’ to make the trip to London, with his condition being described as ‘touch and go’ by the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards

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Howe will be delighted to have Wilson back in the frame after suffering something of an injury crisis over the past week. 

The English boss may be reluctant to rush the striker straight back into action though, with no alternative options available should he aggravate his injury.

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