On Wednesday, West Bromwich Albion’s social media team took to Twitter to wish on-loan Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle a happy birthday.
Having come in as Salomon Rondon left in the opposite direction, West Brom have certainly had the best end of the deal when you look at comparative performances so far, as Gayle has found the back of the net eight times in 12 appearances as we’ve pushed up into second place in the Championship table.
Dial B for birthday…
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) October 17, 2018
Having quickly won over the fans and helped offset the disappointment of relegation and the loss of former fan favourite Rondon, plenty are already hoping we can turn his loan deal into a permanent spell between now and the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign and as well as the obvious praise for his form, the Tweet allowed fans to remind him of their wishes moving forward.
Happy birthday, G! Couple goals at the weekend to celebrate yeah ???????????? pic.twitter.com/p4nrPnDZXS
— Jake (@ItsWhitehouse) October 17, 2018
Happy Birthday Dwight.
Here’s hoping we see that celebration again this weekend. #boomboomboom
— Sandra Hughes (@phoenixbaggie) October 17, 2018
For his birthday, you should get him a permanent contract
— Ryan (@ryannwbafc) October 17, 2018
— Michael Farmer (@baggieboyfarmer) October 17, 2018
Happy Birthday you actual machine ????????
— Sarah ???? (@sarah_WBAx) October 17, 2018
get a deal done for him in january
— Adam (@baggielonglegs) October 17, 2018
Happy Birthday Dwight. Goals on Saturday to celebrate ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚪️????
— Carl Burkitt (@baggyboy1878) October 17, 2018
Birthday or not, few would be against a permanent deal being secured sooner rather than later if we can convince him his future is at The Hawthorns.