Joe Kinnear is delighted to have Danny Guthrie back in midfield for the important game at Everton on Sunday.
Joe Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I get the impression from the rest of the players that Danny’s head was down a bit after what happened against Hull City.”“But he’s bright and very athletic. He’s a box-to-box player.”
“He’s a bundle of tricks and very enthusiastic. He’s very bubbly, a bit like Joey Barton, and it’s certainly a plus getting him back.”
Guthrie’s return to a United midfield which has struggled to say the least in his absence is a timely one.
And Kinnear hopes Newcastle will be able to play two full-backs in their normal position at Goodison Park, with Habib Beye and Jose Enrique both looking like they will be ready to travel to Merseyside – that’s good news.
The Newcastle manager told the Evening Chronicle:
“Fingers crossed, if we have the two full-backs available, and Danny, we’re halfway there in getting the best side out.” “We’ve suffered through playing four centre-halves.” “It’s difficult to keep moving people around and get the organization right.”
“Hopefully, Enrique will be back. Habib Beye has his first training session today and Danny is back.” “I just hope after the international break one or two more come back for the Manchester City match in a couple of weeks time.”
“They keep telling me about Jonas Gutierrez who has been outstanding by all accounts.” “Everybody misses him, but he may be back for the Manchester City match.”
If we can get Beye and Enrique back that gives Joe a more solid looking back four, and more choice in midfield and attack.
Danny Guthrie has been one of our best players this season and will handle the midfield with Nicky Butt against Everton, and we need both of them to be at their best if we are to get the win we need and want.