‘That’ll wind Eddie Howe up’: How Newcastle star has helped keep Anthony Gordon in boss’ good books

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Callum Wilson admitted that he’s helped Anthony Gordon with timekeeping skills and more in order to avoid upsetting Eddie Howe.

Newcastle United January transfer signing Anthony Gordon has kept in Eddie Howe's good books thanks to some friendly stewardship from Callum Wilson.

The Magpies striker has taken Gordon under his wing since the 22-year-old arrived at St James' Park from Everton earlier this year.

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Newcastle paid £45 million to secure the young Englishman's services from the Toffees but Gordon is yet to nail down a role in the starting XI.

Speaking on the BBC Sounds' Footballer's Football Podcast, Wilson shared how he had been helping Gordon adjust to the new regime at Newcastle, in particular his timekeeping skills.

Wilson said: "You just give tips of advice. I'd never impose myself on somebody else if they didn't want that, if they came and ask me for it then I'd give them what I know.

"New signings that are young lads I'll help because they are around the first team dressing room every day, they come to a new city, it's difficult.

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"I was once in that position when you don't know what's going on, anything around, where's good to live.

"I've helped Anthony Gordon and taken him under my wing a little bit, he's a good young pro. He's a professional player anyway, it's just making sure that you're in the gym, doing the things you need to do, you're on time, you do this, you do that.

Newcastle forked out £45 million for Gordon this summer (Image: Getty Images)Newcastle forked out £45 million for Gordon this summer (Image: Getty Images)
Newcastle forked out £45 million for Gordon this summer (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

"Not how to be a pro, he's good enough and old enough anyway, more just how it is in our dressing room, the mentality and morale that's in there - don't be late for the meeting this and that. Little things like that are what will wind the manager up."

Gordon is set to have a bigger part to play in the side over the coming weeks with Miguel Almiron out until the end of April with a thigh injury.

The former Everton man has recovered from an ankle injury in time to fill in for the Paraguayan and is set to be fit for selection against Manchester United on Sunday.

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