There was some good news today on the injury front as it looks like both Nicky Butt and Danny Guthrie could be fit for the game at Portsmouth next Saturday.
Danny Guthrie – good chance of being fit for Portsmouth
It turns out that Nicky Butt almost made the game against Stoke City on Saturday, but in the end, didn’t make it, and Danny picked up a very sore hip, in the first half.
Chris Hughton talked about the injuries today:
“Nicky Butt was touch and go for this game so we’re very hopeful that he will be fit for Portsmouth.“Danny Guthrie had a whack on his hip today which is a very sore area but we would be hopeful that, as the week progresses, he will be available for next week.”
That’s good news because without these two available in the middle of the park, it will be tough to get a result at Portsmouth, which we need to do, after the disappointment of a 4th successive draw on Saturday. Draws these days are almost relegation form, because it’s 2 points dropped at home.
In the 10 games Joe’s been in charge we have 6 draws, 2 wins and 2 defeats, so it could go either way if we could can turn draws into wins – or defeats.
In the 3 draws we’ve had at home under Joe, we could have won them all, conceding in the last 4 minutes of each of the games. 🙁
We need to get a win at Fratton Park, since it’s not since we beat Aston Villa 6 games ago that we’ve been able to capture all 3 points – which is not good.