Our regular readers will know we are big fans of 22 year-old Danny Guthrie, and we like to see him playing in the middle of the park.
Danny Guthrie – a budding great player?
Danny was bought from Liverpool in the summer of 2008, and he can still develop into a top class midfielder.
While at Liverpool he knew all about Steven Gerrard and he said when he arrived on Tyneside to be a great midfield player he had to add goals to his game.
Our question is can he develop into something like Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard?
If he gets near those two players, he will become another bargain buy for the Tyneside club – we are keeping our fingers crossed for this lad.
We do think Danny has a lot more development in his game, but he has to be played in the middle of the park at Newcastle to get that kind of development.
Certainly the 22-year-old has looked great in the last few games, when he has played in central midfield, and he scored a couple of goals on Saturday during the 6-1 annihilation of 10 man Barnsley at St. James’ Park.
Chris Hughton talked about Danny Guthrie today and mentioned his vast potential:
“Danny Guthrie is a very good footballer and has done very well lately,”
“He can play anywhere across the midfield but he is playing particularly well at the moment and he is still developing.”
“I believe he has plenty of improvement still in him – he was brought here because of his abilities on the ball.”
“He is a little bit different from the other midfielders and he is certainly a creative type.”
“We have told him he is capable of adding goals to his games and he did that last weekend with two.”
With Alan Smith looking to miss out again on Saturday with his ankle injury, Danny looks likely to get another chance in central midfield at Middlesbrough.
Usually Hughton plays 4-5-1 away from home but it looks like he’ll play 4-4-2 and hope that Guthrie’s attacking prowess and eye for goals, can get Newcastle another 3 points to make it 5 wins on the trot.
We hope so anyway.