Reports coming out of St. James’ Park suggest that the club have been handed a major injury boost ahead of the clash against Everton in the Premier League. January window signing Chris Wood looks set to be back in contention for the Everton clash.
The New Zealand national-team camp suffered a covid outbreak this week. Their clash against Uzbekistan on 2nd February was postponed due to the same reason. But Craig Hope of Daily Mail has revealed on his Twitter that the Australian striker could be fit for the Everton clash and is currently traveling back to England.
Newcastle United picked up an important three points last time around in the Premier League. The Magpies beat Leeds United 1-0 last time around. But the club are still in the thick of the relegation battle. The club are currently 18th in the Premier League table, they have picked up just 15 points from 21 league games so far.
While Everton are not in the same situation as the magpies. Everton are currently 16th in the Premier League table, they have picked up 19 points from 20 league games so far. And just are just four points separating both the Premier League clubs. But the toffee do have one game in hand compared to the magpies.
How important is Chris Wood for Newcastle United’s survival chances?
Injury to club striker Callum Wilson meant that the club were forced to look for replacements in the January transfer window. Newcastle signed Burnley striker Chris Wood for £25million. The striker has signed a contract until 2024. Chris Wood is Premier League proven and can certainly add goals to the Newcastle squad. Eddie Howe and the Newcastle United faithful will be hoping that Chris Wood can make the difference against Everton and help the club take home the three points.
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell verdict on Chris Wood
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell talking about Newcastle’s new striker Chris Wood in a recent interview said:
“His goal record is very good and aerially he is brilliant. When you have the likes of Trippier whipping the ball in, it would appear to be another very clever signing. Wood is a striker who can go and attack it. He is as good as anyone at attacking the a ball in the box.
“I just think they need weapons who can keep them up. Wood is one of them. I think he’d be a very good signing for them. It’s a move that definitely weakens Burnley as well, which can only be a good thing for Newcastle.”
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