Guthrie Touch And Go For Saturday’s Crucial Game

Most Newcastle fans will be wondering when Danny Guthrie will be ready to rejoin the relegation battle for Newcastle, after picking up a hamstring injury some time back.


Danny Guthrie – slow recovery from hamstring injury

 Newcastle caretaker manager Chris Hughton spoke about Danny to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“We will have to wait and see with Danny, because he still hasn’t trained with the first-team yet.”

“He’s a long way through with his rehab programme, and that’s gone well.”“There has been no reaction.” “We expect him to train tomorrow.”

“Whether that will be enough to include him on Saturday, we’ll have to wait and see.”

On it says he’s a week away from returning fully to training, so maybe Danny will be available for our next game at home to Arsenal on Saturday, March 21st., which has a late 5:30 pm kick off.

Should Guthrie actually be brought on against Hull City, he is certain for a rocky ride from City fans after his leg-breaking tackle on Craig Fagan, in the first game after Kevin Keegan had left the club last September.

But the Tiger fans barracked him in the FA Cup 3rd round in January, so we don’t know how long that will go on, since Danny said he was wrong and apologized to Craig after the game. Of course on the other hand,  it was just a terrible tackle from Danny borne out of complete frustration.

Hughton said:

“That incident is very much behind Danny now.” “The lad, Fagan, is back playing and in contention now.”

“You’re always going to have incidents in which you realise you’ve wronged someone. You’ve just got to get on with it.”

“I’m sure the first thing on Danny’s mind is simply getting back playing again.”

Danny has been a success at Newcastle this season, although he’s now missed a number of game since picking up the hamstring injury in the preparation for the Manchester City game on January 28th. So that’s already 6 weeks out for the lad, which is an average for hamstring injuries.

Guthrie signed for around £2M for Newcastle from Liverpool during the summer, and has made 20 starts with 2 goals, and there’s no doubt the lad looks a very promising midfielder, who is still learning his trade on Tyneside.

Comments welcome.

3 comments so far

  • murvar

    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m told that the Spanish have a saying ” Just when you run out of room, Grandma has twins”. The Toon version of this is” Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, Joe Kinnear announces his comeback date”.

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 11, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Wouldn’t risk him, he is too important.

    Barton and Guthrie will be a good partnership.

  • j a magpie from india

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    guthrie & barton should be our first choice in cm .

    nolan to come off the bench to add something

    gota a feeling we will be safe this seson b’coz there are three or four worst team than us.

    1. wba.
    2. smoggs.
    3. stoke.


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