Tue 3 Oct 2023, 11:46 · NUFCFEED

Report: Callum Wilson could return to lead the line against PSG

Report: Callum Wilson could return to lead the line against PSG
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Having just revealed that Sandro Tonali missed training on Tuesday and was a new doubt for the Paris Saint-Germain game on Wednesday night, Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie has shared the much happier news of Callum Wilson being seen back in full training.

Wilson's return could be a huge boost

The number nine missed the superb 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Manchester City on Wednesday and the deserved 2-0 victory against Burnley on Saturday with what Eddie Howe described as "slight tightness" in his hamstring.

Even though Alexander Isak scored in both games, he looked leggy by the end of the win over Vincent Kompany's side and has been battling with a knee injury of his own of late.

Howe has masterfully rotated his two strikers since the latter part of the 2022/23 campaign, bringing the best out of each of them and driving Wilson to the best goalscoring form of his long career.

The number nine could get a first Champions League start

While Wilson appeared from the bench for Isak during the battling 0-0 draw with AC Milan in the San Siro two weeks ago, if he proves his fitness today he could be in line to start against the French champions tomorrow.

He has previously spoken on the podcast he does with Michail Antonio for the BBC about how much he has been looking forward to lining up on the St. James' Park pitch with the Champions League anthem playing.

Wednesday evening could give him that chance, with Howe likely hoping that he won't have to ask his Swedish striker to start a third successive game in the space of eight days when he isn't at full fitness himself.

If Wilson comes through training unscathed, then the head coach will have a very difficult decision on his hands. Whatever he decides, Newcastle will be better placed to grab three points and £2.5 million in prize money with both of their strikers available.