Danny Guthrie has already played in the Championship when he was on loan at at Southampton in 2007, and played 10 times for the south coast club.
Danny Guthrie – has experience in Championship
And today Guthrie has said he believes his team-mates have worked out for themselves what is required in this tough league:
“Everyone knows it’s going to be a tough league, everyone’s just prepared to work hard and go out and win matches,”
“It’s the same as we would do in any other league. We know how difficult it’s going to be, but that’s why we’re having a tough pre-season, to be ready for it.”
Damien Duff had a season playing in the division under Graeme Souness with Blackburn Rovers in 1999-2000, and Shola Ameobi, Andy Carroll and Kazenga LuaLua have each made loan appearances in the league.
“I was at Southampton for a couple of months when I was 19, 20 but it’s a bit different starting from scratch in that league,”
“Everyone knows what we’ve got to do and hopefully we can get a good start and push for promotion.”
Newcastle have not played any Championship sides in pre-season, but their performance against League One Leyton Orient on Saturday in the second half was just hopeless, and we’ll leave it at that.
The lads will have a chance to put that one behind them, when they take on League One side Leeds United tomorrow night at St. James’ Park – which is a 7:45 pm kick off.
And Danny has to assume the players at the club now will be those who will start the season on August 8th at WBA, which is a game being televised around the world as it happens.
“Whoever’s here now we’ve got to presume they’ll be here at the start of the season,” “It’s the only way we can think unless something changes, and that’s not in our hands.”
“Everyone’s just concentrating on getting fit and ready for the first game of the season. As players that’s all we can do.”
Danny had an excellent start to his Newcastle career at the beginning of last season, but the second half wasn’t as consistent, mainly due to a number of injuries.
We look to Danny to come through big time for the club, if we are indeed to have any chance of promotion this coming season.
Mike Ashley has put the Newcastle players in another bad state of affairs – and not for the first time.
When he first put the club up for sale last September, he didn’t tell the players what was going on, and that eventually led to our star goalkeeper Shay Given leaving the club for Manchester City.
It seems like history is repeating itself.