Callum Wilson and Michail Antonio have made a deal ahead of today’s game at St James’ Park.
The pair have their own BBC Sounds Podcast called Footballers Football Podcast where they often take the mick out of each other about who is the better striker.
Today the two could come face-to-face depending on team selection, but each one has vowed that if they score they are going to go and celebrate right in the other’s face.
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Callum Wilson is desperate for a goal having not scored since before he went off to Qatar with the England World Cup squad and with Alexander Isak breathing down his neck for a starting place.
However, it’s unlikely that Isak will start today’s game after picking up a concussion on Tuesday while putting his head on the line defending a free kick. That means that Wilson is likely to keep his place and will get another crack at breaking his duck.
Now with the added incentive of being able to rub it in his friend’s face if he scores, today could be the day that Wilson rejoins the goal trail.
Antonio has found the net at St James’ Park before, so we shouldn’t completely rule it out that he could get one over on Wilson here, but I know where my money would be if I were a gambling man.