Danny Guthrie has admitted he is completely to blame for being unable to help the Newcastle team in the last 3 games, because of suspension.
Danny Guthrie – glad to be back and learned his lesson
Danny was sent off right at the end of the game against Hull City, the first game after Keegan left, which was the worst performance of the season for Newcastle.
It was completely out of character for Danny, but he lost his composure, and things were made a lot worse when we found out that Fagan had actually broken his leg in the tackle, and is out for months.
The good news for Newcastle is that Danny should be back in the team on Sunday, and he has a chance to repay having been missing from the side for 3 games, because of his reckless actions.
Danny said today:
“The last couple of weeks, I have been a bit down, but I can only blame myself for that. Hopefully, I can end that on Sunday.”
“I have spoken to Craig Fagan and apologized, and he was sound about it. He said I shouldn’t have done it, but that’s football.”
“I said I was sorry about what happened and he was fine about it.” “It is good to be back. It was quite lucky really as it came over an eight-day period due to the Carling Cup game.”
“It was a long wait and it has been good to be back. It has been frustrating for me after doing something so silly.” “You pay the price for not playing and then everything else has happened around me with the manager coming in.”
“I’m glad it is over and now I just want to concentrate on playing football.”
We think this will be a good lesson for Danny, but it’s hard on Fagan that his leg had to be broken in all of this.
From what we’ve seen of Danny, he is a solid lad, and has certainly looked a bargain for around £2.5M, or whatever we paid Liverpool for the 21 year-old former England Schoolboy International.
Everton have lost all of their three Premier League games at home this season, and we have to hope we can extend that to four. They have lost to Blackburn, Portsmouth and rivals Liverpool.
“They have to win sooner or later and hopefully, that is not against us.” “We know it will be a tough game. They are strong at home, but with us getting a new manager in, it has given us a lift.”
“Playing two games in the space four days is always tough, so hopefully we can capitalize on that.” “We are fresh, we have trained and also had a couple of days off. We need to use that to our advantage.”
It’s a great opportunity for Newcastle to break their 5 game losing streak, and we must try everything to get something out of this game, and a win would be just terrific – here’s hoping.