Nottingham Forest and West Brom could have been given a potential boost in their respective pursuits for Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle, with the striker’s hamstring injury not as serious as was first feared, according to the Daily Mail.
Gayle was forced off the field with a hamstring injury in the first half of Newcastle’s 1-1 draw at Wolves at the weekend, and it was first feared that the injury could keep him out of action for around six weeks, but it is now thought that the forward could return to training in the next two or three weeks.
Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Gayle this month, as they look to strengthen their attacking options this month, and provide some support to top scorer Lewis Grabban, with Rafa Mir not managing to provide enough of a goal scoring threat when he has featured.
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West Brom, meanwhile, have also been linked with a move to re-sign Gayle this month, with the striker having spent last season on loan at the Hawthorns, and Slaven Bilic’s side could be in need of adding to their attacking options with a more mobile forward presence up front.
This will be a boost for both Nottingham Forest and West Brom, with the striker now likely to be fit enough to feature within the next month were he to make a move to either side during the transfer window.
Were Gayle to have suffered a more longer-term injury it could have potentially put off any potential move for the forward this month, but now Nottingham Forest and West Brom should be able to be sure that the striker’s injury is not one serious enough to keep him out for a long period.
Both teams would be in need of bringing in a forward player who is fully fit and ready to make an immediate impact this month, as they look to continue their respective pushes for promotion to the Premier League this term, so this update might make them potentially firm up their interest.