Lee Ryder has revealed that Dwight Gayle left Selhurst Park “desperately disappointed” by Steve Bruce’s decision not to start him on Saturday.
The striker was tipped to make a return to the starting XI for just the third time this season in midweek, with the Daily Star’s Ian Murtagh claiming he was in contention, but Bruce opted to stick with Joelinton.
Gayle came on at the 70-minute mark, yet barely got a kick, having just FIVE touches of the ball despite his best efforts to get involved in a central striking role.
Steve Bruce said after the game (once again) that he’s a “very good footballer” and player he “thinks a lot of“, however it’s yet another game where he hasn’t given him a chance from the off.
That said, with the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder claiming he was ‘desperately disappointed’ by Bruce’s decision and it being another game where we struggled to show any sort of threat in the attacking third, Gayle seems VERY likely to get his chance against Burnley on Saturday.
Time for a formation change and a few fresh faces?