Callum Wilson teases Newcastle United return

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Callum Wilson is yet to play for Newcastle United in 2022 - but a return is edging closer.

Callum Wilson has teased his Newcastle United return - insisting he’ll be back “soon”.

The 28-year-old hasn’t kicked a ball since December 27 after injuring his calf in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United at St James’ Park.

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Wilson’s recovery has been slower than hoped but the striker took full advantage of the world-class rehabilitation equipment during the Magpies’ trip to Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex last week.

Ahead of Eddie Howe’s side trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon, Wilson has been back at the club’s Benton training ground to step up his recovery.

“(The) injury is going in the right direction,” Wilson said, speaking on the BBC’s Footballer’s Football Podcast.

“I’m jogging now, which is positive steps, and increasing day by day, working harder and ticking different boxes off.

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“You know how it is coming back from injury, you’ve got to hit certain markers before you can go into the next stage of your rehab and stuff like that, so we’re in and out of boots, trainers, doing different runs and things like that, and just building up that load really.

It has been reported that Wilson is targeting a return at the end of April on the week Howe’s men take on Crystal Palace and Norwich City in the Premier League.

United then play against Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Burnley to round off the 2021/22 season, where they hope to remain as a top-flight outfit.

“Soon, the comeback will be there,” Wilson teased. “Yeah, I’m hoping to get a few games in.

“As striker, you definitely want to score on your return, so I’m working hard and holding onto that moment. “

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