Callum Wilson set to start in behind closed doors match as Bruce hopes for injury boost – The Times

Callum Wilson looks set to step up his recovery from a hamstring injury by playing in a 11-a-side practice match this week, according to The Times.

Our top goalscorer has been out of action since the 3-2 win against Southampton on February 6 and we have looked painstakingly toothless in his absence – scoring just 3 in 6 as a team without him.

The club’s media team posted pictures of him and teammate Allan Saint-Maximin returning to light training last week, with Toon fans hopeful of the strikers return against Spurs this weekend.

Here is a snippet from Martin Hardy’s latest piece for The Times, which claims that Wilson has also travelled down South to speed up his recovery:

‘Callum Wilson is hopeful of playing in an 11-a-side practice match at Newcastle United’s training ground this week as he steps up his recovery from a hamstring injury.

The 29-year-old visited his personal physiotherapist in Bournemouth at the weekend as the striker bids to be fit for Newcastle’s relegation fight.

Getting our main striker back in action is the biggest MUST for Steve Bruce if we are to have any hope of staying in the top flight.

Wilson is a Premier League proven goalscorer, something that other teams down the bottom don’t have within their ranks.

If we can get him back fully fit and finding the net, it would give us a huge lifeline in securing our top flight status over Fulham and Brighton.

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