Danny Guthrie looks certain to be playing in the center of midfield tomorrow at Middlesbrough and hey – if we win big, let’s remember we usually do that when Danny plays in center midfield.
Danny Guthrie – in central midfield at Middlesbrough
When Danny has played midfield in the past we’ve won 5-1 against Cardiff, 4-1 against Coventry and 6-1 last Saturday, against 10 man Barnsley.
But those games were at St. James’ Park and we have yet to win big away from home, except at Ipswich when the lads seemed to be so inspired following Bobby Robson’s ceremony earlier that week.
Danny won the man-of-the-match award following last Saturday’s great display during the 6-1 thrashing of Barnsley, and it’;s not the first time Danny has been the star man when he’s started in the middle of the park.
Danny talked to Newcastle United TV this morning:
“I love being in the middle, everyone knows that, and I was happy that the manager gave me that chance last weekend,”
“I think I’ve scored four of my five goals from centre midfield this season, and I enjoy being able to break forward from that position.”
“Of course, I’ll play any role for the team, but I hope to get another chance in the centre against Middlesbrough.”
The former Liverpool Academy player, who was born in Shrewsbury, thinks that Newcastle can extend their winning streak to 5 games at the Riverside Stadium tomorrow.
“It’s another tough away game but we got our first win on the road after quite a while at Watford and we’ll be looking to keep that run going,”
“The Watford win has certainly restored a little bit of confidence away from home and we’re going into the derby on the back of four straight wins.”
Danny is just one of the players who have improved this season, along with Andy Carroll, Danny Simpson, Tamas Kadar, Mike Williamson, Peter Lovenkrands, Jose Enrique and others.
That bodes well for next season, when we’ll need to further strengthen the squad so we can escape a relegation season on Tyneside.
And if the lads are indeed to go up in style this season, maybe the time has come to attack teams away from home and maybe, just maybe, we’ll do that tomorrow and come away with another good win.
We’ll have a much better chance of doing that with Danny Guthrie in central midfield.