Danny Guthrie, our new Shropshire-born midfield player star started his first game for Newcastle against Doncaster Rovers last Saturday, but was disappointed to lose the game.
Danny Guthrie – challenging Doncaster’s James Hayter on Saturday
Danny talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
â€œResults donâ€™t really matter at this stage, but itâ€™s still upsetting. We should be winning games like that.â€
â€œNevertheless, the most important thing is to get a work-out, which we did.â€
Guthrie of course made a great start to his Newcastle career last week at Hartlepool, after scoring and setting up Damien Duff for one of his goals in the 4-1 rout â€“ and that was after just 8 minutes.
But Newcastle fans had to be impressed again with Guthrieâ€™s play last Saturday in the Newcastle midfield engine room, as the former Liverpool and Bolton player completed his first full 90 minutes for Newcastle.
â€œItâ€™s getting better each game.”
“The rust starts to come off in these games and I am starting to find my feet.â€
Newcastle were missing Nicky Butt against Doncaster due to a tight hamstring, and Kevin also gave James Milner a rest, to try out other players. And our midfield ranks were boosted by the return of popular Cameroon international Geremi, who also captained the side.
Charles Nâ€™Zogbiaâ€™s performance in the first two games has also been a good thing to see for fans, and we really hope Charles will stay at the club now.
There wasn’t too much good to come out of Saturdayâ€™s game to be quite honest, although young Frenchman Seb Bassong looked the part at the back for the Newcastle defense.
But we have to remember that we were without 10 senior players on Saturday, for one reason or another, so we were not too upset by the defeat – although it’s always good to win.
Guthrie, who seems to have just a first class attitude, said he is looking forward to being part of Newcastleâ€™s midfield next season. So are we.
â€œI am really enjoying myself at Newcastle.â€ â€œIâ€™m getting into it, and Iâ€™m also getting a lot of the ball.â€
â€œWeâ€™re playing good football, and thatâ€™s what itâ€™s about at the moment.â€
We have signed two good players this season in Guthrie and Gutierrez, and we hope we can bring in two defenders this week.
And maybe those two can be experienced Fabricio Collocini from Deportivo and youngster Sebastien Bassong, a good combination of youth and experience.
That will give us all a lift.