Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle is expected to make an injury return in December according to several reports.
According to Football Insider, the 30-year-old is expected back in December and is set to be handed a new deal in that.
On the other end, former Magpies player Robbie Savage backed manager Steve Bruce to succeed this season and believes the team can pull off another mid-table finish on the Premier League standings.
“I know, playing for Steve Bruce at Birmingham, he always said, 'You're only as good as your strikers and your attacking options'. We had [Christophe] Dugarry, Mikael Forssell, [Emile] Heskey.
"We built our team around those players because when you're that kind of team, mid-table for Birmingham would be amazing.
"If Newcastle can finish mid-table again, I think Steve Bruce will have done wonderfully."