After missing a two games with a heel problem, Dwight Gayle returned to Darren Moore’s side for their 4-1 romp against Leeds United, scoring off the bench to seal the win for The Baggies.

After leaving Newcastle United on loan in search of the game time he deserves, Gayle has made an impressive start to life at The Hawthorns, picking up nine goals and five assists in 14 Championship games.

With the international break coming to a close, Gayle is looking forward to returning to action with The Baggies.

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“We’re just off the back of a good result at the weekend,” Gayle told West Brom’s club website. 

“We’ve always done well before the international break and then had two weeks to go over it again, rather than having just another game to bounce on from.

“It came at a good time for myself, to get the game out of the way, and then to have two weeks more to push on with our fitness now.

“For me and Gareth [Barry] to get back into the team and in and around the squad is good for the boys as well. I was a bit worried coming on, I was thinking about not get injured too much! The goal just gave me that extra bit of confidence and hopefully I can push on now.”

With the top of the Championship table chopping and changing every passing match day, striker Gayle has admitted it has been a strange season so far, despite being an enjoyable one.

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“It’s been a strange season so far, it’s had its ups and its downs,” Gayle added.

“I’m really enjoying my football at the moment and I when I do that things are normally going well.

“I like to train the same way; I’m cheeky and I like to win at all costs really. I run around with a smile on my face and I’m thoroughly enjoying myself.

“As soon as I got here I felt fully involved in the group. It’s a testament to the coaching staff and the manager.”


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