Some disappointing news today in that Danny Guthrie will not be fit enough to be part of the squad to play his former club Bolton Wanderers on Sunday.
Danny Guthrie – not available for Sunday at Bolton
With Kevin Nolan being sent off on Sunday against Everton and missing the next 3 games, and Joey Barton being out for at least another 4 weeks with his foot fracture, we were hoping that Danny might be able to play on Sunday, but that’s not to be.
The 21-year-old former Liverpool player suffered the injury during training in the build-up to last month’s league game against Manchester City at Eastlands. He injured his hamstring and the initial prognosis was the usual six weeks out.
Chris Hughton told nufcTV this morning:
“Sunday will come too soon for Danny.”
“But we are hopeful of having him back within the next couple of weeks.”
Guthrie signed for around £2M for Newcastle from Liverpool during the summer, and has made 20 starts and 2 goals, in what had been a very good first season for Danny on Tyneside. The lad looks a very promising midfielder who is still learning his trade on Tyneside.
When Danny was on loan at Bolton last season, he scored just once during 35 appearances, and 28 starts for the Lancashire side.
With Geremi out of favor at Newcastle it may be that Alan Smith will get his chance in midfield for Newcastle at The Reebok.
Alan made his very first appearance for Newcastle on Sunday, and he looked enthusiastic, and should be motivated to do well at Newcastle for the remainder of the season, if he wants to stay on Tyneside.
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