By Tam McManus

9th Dec, 2022 | 9:03am

Pundit fears for Newcastle United after Callum Wilson development that 'could ruin their season'

Newcastle United may be forced into the transfer market after a timely reminder of Callum Wilson’s fitness issues.

That’s according to former Hibernian striker Tam McManus, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the striker’s latest injury.

Sky Sports reported on Tuesday (6 December) that Wilson, 30, missed England training with a “minor strain”.

The Three Lions confirmed on Wednesday (7 December) that he was again absent from the outdoor session as he was continuing his rehab indoors.

Wilson has already missed four Newcastle games through injury this term after missing nearly half of last season with various knocks.

McManus claims Wilson’s fitness struggles could force Newcastle into the transfer market in January.

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“This was always going to happen,” McManus told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.

“It sounds like he has another strain and I think we all knew it was coming. This is Callum Wilson, he’s a brilliant striker but he spends half the season injured.

“Newcastle have Isak as well but he’s injured, Chris Wood isn’t doing it. I just wonder if Newcastle will go into the transfer market again for someone more reliable.

“They don’t want to be left without a capable striker during a period in which they are playing three times a week. It could ruin their season.

“So a move like that wouldn’t surprise me.”

Isak scored twice in three games for the Magpies before getting injured.

He was signed to aid the injury-prone Wilson, who has scored six times in 11 games this season.

In other news, Leeds United are plotting a move to re-sign a £100,000-a-week star from Newcastle United in the January transfer window.