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£10m bargain: Peterborough's Darragh MacAnthony responds to Newcastle fan's tweet about Dwight Gayle

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has hailed Newcastle hitman Dwight Gayle.

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthonyPeterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has taken to Twitter to rave about Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle.

The Magpies claimed a fourth straight win in the Championship on Tuesday night as they beat Barnsley 2-0 at Oakwell, as striker Gayle bagged both goals.

Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring for NewcastleDwight Gayle celebrates scoring for Newcastle

The two strikes showed what Gayle can do; the first was a poacher's finish from close range after a scramble in the area, and his second was using his pace to get behind the defence before lofting over goalkeeper Adam Davies.

So far, the 26-year-old is certainly showing just why manager Rafael Benitez was so desperate to land him from Crystal Palace over the summer, as he's now scored 11 goals in 11 games for the Magpies.

Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle UnitedDwight Gayle celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle United

Gayle will be relied upon for goals throughout the season as Newcastle chase promotion back to the Premier League, where Gayle will want to play having struggled for first-team football at Palace.

Now one of Gayle's former chairmen has hailed him, as Peterborough United's Darragh MacAnthony has taken to Twitter to praise the diminutive striker.

Dwight Gayle of Newcastle United shoots at goalDwight Gayle of Newcastle United shoots at goal

MacAnthony, who brought Gayle to Peterborough before selling him to Crystal Palace in 2013, spent much of the summer raving about the striker – and one Newcastle fan didn't forget MacAnthony's tweets.

A Magpies supporter noted that MacAnthony was right about Gayle, and the Irishman responded by saying that the striker was a 'bargain' at £10m (Sky Sports) compared to some other strikers who joined Championship clubs over the summer.

Do you think Gayle was good value at £10m?

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