And despite scare reports in this morning’s nationals he could be out for a month hopes remain high he could be back for the Villa game.
Gold said: “Obviously we want our goalscorer back as soon as possible but we can cope. We have Mauro Zarate available and Andy Carroll on his way back.
“The difference between this season and last is immense and shows how excellent our recruitment policy has been this summer.”
Gold was thrilled with the performance against Manchester City declaring it to be one of the best ever.
He said: “These are great times but let’s just keep going and keep our feet on the ground and keep going but yes, it must go down as one of our best performances and this squad can get even better.”