Rafael Benitez drops update on West Brom pair

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has said that both Dwight Gayle and James Murphy could have futures with the club once they return from their loan spells at West Bromwich Albion. Gayle joined the Baggies in a loan-exchange deal involving Salomon Rondon heading the opposite way last summer while Murphy made his temporary switch to the Hawthorns at turn of the year.

Speaking in a press conference, Benitez highlighted that Murphy’s loan deal was primarily focused on getting him more gametime and he could have a future at Tyneside next term. The Spaniard added that the same may be the case with Gayle, who has flourished for the Baggies with 17 goals in the current campaign.
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Dwight Gayle keen to impress with West Bromwich Albion

Dwight Gayle has highlighted his ambition to secure promotion with West Bromwich Albion during the ongoing campaign. The 27-year-old recently signed for the the Baggies on a season-long loan as part of an agreement which has witnessed Salomon Rondon join Newcastle United on a similar kind of deal.

Speaking to WBA TV, he said: “Scoring goals is one of the best feelings. I love scoring goals and hopefully I can score as many as I can here. It’s a difficult league to get used to. You need a bit of variety. At Newcastle, we didn’t start strongly but it was about mentality, getting results and building on performances each week. I know the experience and quality we have in the dressing room. I’m looking forward to getting out there, performing, making the fans happy, and getting promoted.”
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