Danny Guthrie hasn’t seen much action since Alan Shearer took over at Newcastle, but he has an outside chance of a starting berth against Middlesbrough on Monday night.
Danny Guthrie – outside chance of a start on Monday
And we have little doubt that Danny would produce the goods for Newcastle on Monday, unlike a lot of our older and more experienced players. He had a great start to the season, but has been injured and unable to get too many games since Kevin Nolan arrived at the club in January.
But Joey Barton is suspended and Alan Smith is only 50-50 for the game on Monday, so Alan Shearer could reshuffle his central midfield for Monday’s gamer.
Guthrie is now getting back to his full fitness after a hamstring layoff of nearly six weeks ago, and it looks like toe former Liverpool player is very anxious to play, as he talked to Newcastle United TV today:
“I feel strong now and it’s just a case of getting games,” “I want to play my part in these last three games and what is hopefully an escape from the relegation zone.”
“I just want to be out there. It’s frustrating when you’re on the sidelines, especially when results aren’t going your way.”
“I’m desperate to play and hopefully the gaffer will think I’ve done enough in training and the games I’ve played to win a place against Middlesbrough.”
“The two home games are massive and we always knew they would be,” “But especially this Middlesbrough one because they’re in the same position as we are. We’ve got to win, no doubt about it.”
“You have to keep believing we will get out of it and we will give it everything we’ve got.”
The impressive thing about Danny’s game is that like many players schooled at Liverpool, he very rarely gives the ball away, and right now he is a good and promising player for the club, and a good buy at just £2M last summer.
He simply needs more games, and we’ll have to wait and see how much confidence Alan has in the youngster, but we’d like to see Danny play some part in Monday night’s game.