By Laura O’Leary
Dwight Gayle has revealed ahead of Newcastle United’s game with Manchester United that he has been frustrated by his lack of games.
In an interview with NUFC TV, the striker opened up about his season so far and shared that he understands why he has not been playing, but that he finds it frustrating.
“It’s frustrating not playing, Gayle admitted, “obviously the team have been doing really well so I understand it.
“I just need try and work harder and prove to the gaffer I can be in the starting eleven.”
Gayle has featured in nine Premier League games, not scoring a goal, and has only completed one full 90 minutes.
The striker’s only full match came in the Magpies’ last game, which was a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth at St James Park
The 27-year-old fared much better for Newcastle United in the Championship last season, with Rafa Benitez playing him 32 times in the league.
Gayle justified Rafa’s decision by scoring an impressive 23 league goals, making him the joint second highest goalscorer in the Championship.
The striker got the same amount of goals as England international Tammy Abraham and Brighton’s Glen Murray, but unlike those strikers, none of Gayle’s goals were from penalties.
The uncapped English striker will be hoping to get the nod to start against Manchester United, who he supported as a boy, when the Magpies play them on Saturday.
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