Dwight Gayle left out against Rochdale

Dwight Gayle is NOT involved for Newcastle United against Rochdale this afternoon.

Saturday, 4th January 2020, 3:49 pm
Dwight Gayle.
Dwight Gayle.

Steve Bruce had been considering handing the striker a start in this afternoon’s third-round FA Cup tie at Spotland.

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However, Bruce has fielded Yoshinori Muto up front alongside Joelinton against the League One club.

And Gayle – who spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion – reportedly has a hamstring problem.

The 29-year-old – who is under contract until 2021 – has only made a handful of appearances this season.