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Newcastle boss Bruce ready to hand Gayle chance

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is ready to go with Dwight Gayle over Joelinton.

The Brazilian striker has copped plenty of flak after just one league goal since a club-record £40million move from Hoffenheim in July.

Ahead of facing Crystal Palace, Bruce could be tempted to unleash fit-again Gayle against his former club instead.

This is despite the fact he has been crocked for six weeks with a hamstring problem.

Bruce said: “We haven't really seen him but when we have, I have been particularly impressed with him.

“I've always been a big admirer and tried to buy him three times.

“I've always said I wanted to keep him because he'd have a part to play."

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