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Dwight Gayle

23-Year-Old Forward     Crystal Palace  Premier


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Birthdate:  October 20, 1990    Birthplace:  Walthamstow, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  161 lbs    

April 12, 2014    Dwight Gayle News

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Gayle was fit enough to return to Crystal Palace's bench for Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

Despite scoring three goals earlier in the season, Gayle has made just four substitute appearances since the start of 2014.

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March 27, 2014

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Gayle will not play Saturday against Chelsea due to his ankle injury, the Daily Express reports.

Gayle has three Premier League goals this season, although the last one came back on Boxing Day, and he's been an unused substitute six times since then.

March 20, 2014

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Gayle has suffered bruising to his ankle ligaments and is expected to miss a few weeks, the Croydon Advertiser reports.

Gayle hasn't gotten much playing time under manager Tony Pulis, who seems to prefer to play Glenn Murray and Cameron Jerome in the middle.

March 20, 2014

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Gayle injured his ankle during training Tuesday and will undergo a scan to assess the damage ahead of Saturday's match at Newcastle United, reports the Croydon Advertiser. His status for the match is still unknown but will likely be determined after the results from his scan come in.

Gayle has not seen much time on the pitch in recent matches and was a low-end fantasy option before the injury. He seems to be relegated to a substitute role behind the other strikers on the team, including Cameron Jerome and Glenn Murray.

December 26, 2013

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Gayle entered Thursday's match as a substitute in the 72nd minute and scored the match's only goal in stoppage time as Crystal Palace defeated Aston Villa 1-0.

The goal was Gayle's third on the season, but his first since October 5. His playing time has decreased significantly since former manager, Ian Holloway, stepped down. Gayle has been in the Starting XI just once since Holloway stepped down in October and has played just 33 minutes with one shot attempt in five December matches.

October 6, 2013

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Gayle came on as a sub after halftime and scored in the 76th minute of Crystal Palace's 3-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

Gayle continues to be one of Crystal Palace's best options for scoring goals this season. As a team they have struggled to find the back of the net, but Gayle now has two goals on the season.

September 14, 2013

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Gayle managed three shots Saturday during Crystal Palace's 2-0 loss to Manchester United.

Gayle has been a team leader in shots in each of Crystal Palace's games this season. He is also the team's leader in goals scored. In the right matchup, he could provide some offensive value.

September 1, 2013

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Gayle scored from the spot in the 79th minute during Saturday's 3-1 victory over Sunderland.

Gayle's goal broke a 1-1 tie and ended up being the match winner for Palace's first points of the season. Gayle's shots have increased in each of his three matches this season, a promising sign if he's going to keep scoring.