Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has revealed that he has been urging an under-utilised Dwight Gayle to vie for a place in the Newcastle team - having been reduced to a substitute role for the majority of games this season.
Steve Cook's 92nd-minute victor condemned Newcastle to their second 1-0 defeat in the space of six days, coming after Dwight Gayle had seen a goal incorrectly ruled out for offside.
"They have some key players that can hurt you like (Matt) Ritchie and (Jonjo) Shelvey".
"They have players that can win them games and points".
Jacob Murphy replaced Christian Atsu with the score at 0-0 and with eight minutes remaining, but his brief cameo appearance did not have the desired effect on his Newcastle side, and ultimately they ended up conceding an agonising victor.
"I was really happy before the game, disappointed after the game, I know that it is still too early, but we have to keep working the same way as we did before".
"I've read a couple of his books, and he's a very intriguing guy".
"It was a massive relief", said Cook. Speaking to The Northern Echo Benitez said: "Competition is good, and we said to him [Gayle] that if he trains well, he will get chances".