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Newcastle news: Callum Wilson injury return timeline emerges

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Callum Wilson has an “outside chance” of featuring for Newcastle United against Wolves in April, according to Luke Edwards. 

What’s the latest Newcastle United news?

While Eddie Howe deserves an awful lot of credit for turning the season around even before the opening of the January transfer window, the last two results prior to the international break were disappointing.

Now, two losses on the bounce might not tell the whole story given the impressive level of performance against Chelsea but Newcastle do still need four points to ensure they hit the 35 mark, a tally that has kept teams in the Premier League for the past three seasons.

Although unlikely, it is still feasible Burnley and Watford make up ground on Newcastle, who do face difficult games against Tottenham, Wolves, Leicester and Crystal Palace over the next few weeks.

What’s the latest on Wilson?

After undergoing surgery after picking up a groin injury against Manchester United just after Christmas, Wilson is back in training.

Just how heavy his workload is on that front isn’t quite clear but the 30-year-old has been pictured out in Dubai with teammates, with Edwards revealing the latest on his fitness on Twitter.

“Wilson has an outside chance of being involved against Wolves if his Achilles has no adverse reaction to training,” he wrote.

“But think it’s far more likely kept back for Palace and/or Norwich”.

How badly do Newcastle need Wilson back?

Luckily, it’s no longer quite as dramatic to play without Wilson as it once would have been.

Chris Wood might have only scored once since his move to the club but the level of the team has come on leaps and bounds, affording Newcastle some breathing space.

Few would doubt the fact that Wilson, who had scored six goals in 15 games, will help Newcastle. A lethal striker on his day, there is little need to rush him back.

Keeping him fresh for the games in which Newcastle need to emerge victorious, such as Palace and Norwich, seems much wiser.

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