Danny Guthrie continues to improve his game on Tyneside, and at only 21 years old he has already made 19 appearances for Newcastle and has two goals so far this season. He also seems to love playing for the club, and says there’s no place he’s rather be than at Newcastle – that’s nice to hear. 😀
Danny Guthrie – wants to play as many games as possible
Both Newcastle and Danny himself have to be pleased with the start the former Liverpool player has made to his start on Tyneside, and he looks just one terrific buy for the club.
We have a game tomorrow night of course when we play Hull City in the 3rd round replay at St. James’ Park and hopefully we can get through to the 4th round, but we’ll have to improve our game from last Saturday to do that.
Danny talked this morning to the Newcastle Journal and started with the FA Cup:
“The FA Cup only becomes a distraction if you pick up injuries and suspensions, but I’m loving the fact I’m playing so much so I’ve don’t see it as a distraction at all,”
“Every game is another game and I want to play as many as I can, that was my aim at the start of the season.”
Danny has a great attitude and a good temperament and he is just hoping that Newcastle can strengthen the squad aby new signings and getting the injury room less busy than it is right now.
“It’s notorious here for injuries and it has been amazing how many we have picked up this season,”
“If we can get a few of those players back it will give us a massive lift.”
“We have a good set of players, we just don’t have a very big squad and when you have as many players missing as we do, it’s hard.”
“I expect the squad will be strengthened during the transfer window. I hope that happens, I’d welcome the competition for places.”
“Whatever club you are at, you want that competition. If we can get a few new players in this month it will sharpen everybody up and that can only be a good thing.”
Guthrie has had loans at Southampton and Bolton Wanderers in the past two seasons – so he can get some games, with it hard to break through into a strong and experienced Liverpool team, but he seems delighted to be playing regularly on Tyneside.
“I’m just pleased to be playing first and foremost,” “That was why I came here, to play first-team football.”
“A lot of things have gone on at the club and there have been good days and bad days, but we can’t do anything about what happens off the pitch. We have to improve as a group of players.”
“There is no place I would rather be than playing for Newcastle. We just have to push on in the second half of the season and get up the league.”
“We’re only a few points off relegation and we know we need to improve and do it quickly.”
Danny is a good lad, first and foremost, and he along with Bassong are the poster boys for what our new strategy is at the club now – buy young players for reasonable transfer fees and develop them at the club.
We need an excellent scouting mechanism to do that successfully – but Guthrie, Bassong, and Carroll this season have shown that strategy can work – and work well.