Rafa Benitez gives fitness update on Newcastle's Dwight Gayle
The striker has been sidelined for almost a month with a hamstring problem.
Gayle suffered the injury after scoring his 20th goal of the season in last month's win over Brentford.
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United manager Benitez was asked about his availability ahead of tomorrow evening's televised Championship game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Benitez said: "He has been training now. He has just completed some sessions. He is very, very close."
Newcastle are a point clear of Brighton and Hove Albion at the top of the division.
“We know that in the Championship you do not have easy games," said Benitez.
"Every game, especially away, everyone wants to beat you. We are ready, though.
"We are at the top. We have more points than everyone else, and we are happy. But we know that the next game is always the most difficult."
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