For one reason or another, Danny Guthrie has not really been able to get going this season in the Championship – well not yet anyway.
Danny Guthrie – hasn’t got going yet this season
Danny talked about the early part of the season:
“I’d missed the start of the season because of injury but came back in against Crystal Palace.”
“We won the next three games and I scored in two of them.”
“I couldn’t have had a better return really and I was on a high going into the international break.”
Guthrie was then part of the side which won at Cardiff but he then lost his place following the 2-1 defeat at Blackpool.
And then a red card for two daft yellow cards at Peterborough United in the Carling Cup defeat ensured that Danny missed the tremendous performance and 4-0 win at Ipswich Town.
And then when Danny returned to the side against QPR, would you believe he missed a first-half penalty, which in retrospect probably cost us 2 points in that game.
So it seems like Danny has shot himself in the foot more than once so far this season, so he needs to unload that gun – and quickly.
“That was a disappointing game for me because of the penalty,”
“But it’s one of those things and I’m ready to take another when that chance comes around – hopefully as soon as possible.”
“All I want now is to stay fit and stay in the team because I felt fantastic earlier in the season; I was playing well and scoring goals.”
“We’ve dropped points in the last two matches but we’re still top. We have to take advantage of that and kick on during these next five games, starting at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.”
Danny is still young at just 22, and he still has a long way to go to become the very good player he can eventually become.
These things all happen in the maturing of a young player, and we still think young Danny can become an excellent player for Newcastle United, and we think he still has a lot to offer the club this season.
He still has a lot to learn but his attitude is first class and he just needs to listen to the advice he’ll get from Chris Hughton and his assistants, and success can be his in the long term.
Hope so anyway.