Newcastle United could be set for a major injury boost with striker Callum Wilson hoping to return to action soon.
The 29-year old suffered a hamstring injury against Southampton last month, and the Magpies have struggled to score goals without him.
The former Bournemouth striker joined Newcastle at the start of the season, and he has established himself as a key player for the club.
Wilson has scored 10 goals this season and will be crucial to the Magpies’ survival hopes.
The striker was initially expected to be ruled out for a couple of months, but it seems that he could be back sooner.
Wilson returned to the training pitch last week and is working separately on his rehabilitation with coach Cristian Fernandez as per the Chronicle.
Newcastle fans will be hoping to have him back into the team as soon as possible. The Magpies are currently just two points above the relegation zone and will have to turn their form around quickly if they want to survive the drop.
Wilson sent out a message to the fans on Twitter yesterday.
Can’t wait to get back out there ⏳ pic.twitter.com/79Q2IZYGu0
— Callum Wilson (@CallumWilson) March 30, 2021
Here is how Newcastle fans reacted.
Save us Cal
— Jack 🇵🇾 (@jchaytor16) March 30, 2021
You're our only hope mate.
That and Steve getting the boot.
— RB. (@randallbell) March 30, 2021
— Mouth of the Tyne (@ToonMouthTyne) March 30, 2021
Can’t wait to see you playing again Callum, you are a big big player for us, let’s score those goals that goals that will keep #nufc up, do it for your teammates and the fans, all the very best mate
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) March 30, 2021
You are the difference between relegation and survival, so no pressure pal 👍🏻
— Glenn Dorey (@glenndorey67) March 30, 2021
— B̸e̸n̸🏁 (@bawkaIdo) March 30, 2021
I salute you back, Callum. Now fire us to safety please lad. 🖤🤍🖤🤍
— IAmOllie (@GeordieOllie) March 30, 2021