Bad news today that Jonas Gutierrez, who worked his socks off against Sunderland on Sunday, and bravely ran at the Wearsider’s defense all afternoon, will miss Saturday’s game because he received his 5th yellow card on Sunday.
Jonas Gutierrez – misses game on Saturday 🙁
And the Argentine admits he will be frustrated on Saturday with his one-match suspension.
Jonas is already popular on Tyneside and he has appeared in the last 18 matches for Newcastle, but will now be forced to watch from the stands at The Hawthorns.
Jonas spoke about this today:
“It will be hard missing such an important game,”
“But when I was booked at Man City I thought that maybe I would miss the Sunderland match and I was happy when that was not the case.”
“Now though, because of the fixtures, I have three weeks without a game.”
“I do not like watching because you always want to be out playing, especially when we need the points so badly.”
“But I think we are good enough to win at West Brom this weekend, that would be a big boost for everyone.”
We expect this will gibe a chance to Peter Lovenkrands to start on the right wing with Duff on the left wing.
And this will be a great chance for Peter to show what he can do, and history shows he is better than Jonas at scoring goals, and he can do Newcastle a power of good if he can get a goal for us on Saturday.
He looked more than a decent player when he came on late against Sunderland, and even got close to scoring right at the end.
And of course Peter is very motivated to stay on Tyneside at the end of his contract this summer, because his pregnant wife wants to be close to her family in Glasgow.
Do it for the family Peter – the wife may be watching the game. 😀