Newcastle could finish in the top-10 of the Premier League if results go their way on the final day, but the Magpies have greater ambitions than the top-half next season.

Newcastle want to finish in a European place and Paul Robinson believes they’re more than capable of achieving it, so long as Eddie Howe can keep Callum Wilson fit.

He told Football Insider: “He has been out for a long, long time this season. You can see the difference he makes to that side as soon as he comes back in. If they can keep him fit, they can have a real good go next season. I think the top six is possible.

“The manager will not say it is a target, but it’s not out of the question. Whatever happens I’m sure Wilson is going to be a big part of Newcastle going forward. He has the quality. It’s just about keeping him fit.” Wilson has struggled with injuries ever since he made the move to Newcastle.

The 30-year-old, who boasts 15 goals and five assists from 45 games in all competitions with the Magpies, has featured in just 43 Premier League games from a possible 75 (57%) since 2020, amassing 3384 minutes of football from 6750 available (50%).

Wilson even had problems at former club Bournemouth, missing 25 league games in 2015/16, 18 league games in 2016/17, 10 league games in 2017/18, eight league games in 2018/19 and three league games in 2019/20, so Howe has known of the 30-year-old’s issues for some time.

Wilson is still Newcastle’s top scorer this season with six goals, despite missing 20 league games this season, so it shows how important he is to the team.

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