Steve Bruce gives Callum Wilson injury update at Newcastle United

Callum Wilson could be back for Newcastle United’s next game.

Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 7:46 am

The striker sat out yesterday’s Premier League home fixture against Chelsea with a hamstring problem – and he was badly missed.

Newcastle had a handful of opportunities in their 2-0 defeat to Frank Lampard’s side – but didn’t test Edouard Mendy in goal. And Steve Bruce, United’s head coach, hopes to have six-goal Wilson back for Friday night’s game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Asked if his team was enough of a threat without Wilson, Bruce said: "Well, we had enough opportunities. We bought him to add some goals to us, which he’s done.

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Callum Wilson.

"We’ve got two or three getting back to help us in that situation, Callum being one of them. I couldn’t risk him because of the threat of a hamstring and him missing the next six weeks. We’ve erred on caution. We hope that he’s going to be OK for next week.”