Danny Guthrie was always going to get a hostile reception from the Hull City fans after Danny had broken Craig Fagan’s leg in the home league game against Hull City with a reckless tackle late in the game.
Danny Guthrie – terrific buy for Newcastle
It turns out that Chris Hughton had asked the 22-year-old and Nicky Butt to keep it very tight in the middle of the park, and that’s exactly what they did on Saturday to contribute to a solid display from the lads.
Hughton told the Shield’s Gazette today:
“Danny kept his focus very much and played his football,” “He’s a good professional. He knows these things happen in football, and you’re going to get some crowds that go for us, and some are going to be against you.”
“He was very vocal and focused, and involved in most things. Central midfield was a big area when I looked what they had with Marney breaking on and Geovanni dropping in there at times.”
“What we needed from Nicky Butt and Danny Guthrie was to have a very focused and solid performance.”
“I felt Danny could perhaps have done a little better on his set plays, but he’s shown great quality in the last few games.”
In fact it was also Craig Fagans’ first start since that game at St. James’ Park, and we thought both lads handled the situation extremely well.
Guthrie served a three-game suspension for violent behavior following his red card, but the youngster seems to have put that behind him, learned from the experience and is continuing to learn his trade with Newcastle.
And that’s just exactly what the youngster should be focusing on, and along with Seb Bassong the question about young Danny is just how good can he become at Newcastle?
The youngster has already put in 18 appearances for Newcastle this season, including 16 starts and he has two goals, not a bad start at all to his Newcastle United career. Another great acquisition for us in the summer.
Keep it up Danny boy. 😀