Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was today checking on how some of our injured players are coming along.
Danny Guthrie – injured knee still a problem
Chris will have to decide which team starts the game on Saturday, and we have to believe there will be at least some changes to the side that started against Blackpool, and in short, didn’t get the job done.
And surprisingly midfielder Danny Guthrie is struggling to be fit for the trip to Everton, because of his knee injury, which a few weeks ago we were told was only a minor problem.
Hughton is expecting Danny Simpson back in training fairly soon from his ankle injury, but exactly when is not known, and forgotten striker Leon Best is now back in training, following his ankle injury.
Hughton said today:
“There’s a few that aren’t very far away.” “Danny Simpson’s not too far away, and neither is Danny Guthrie.”
Dan Gosling and Steven Taylor, who are our two long-term injury victims, are continuing to make progress, with Steven expected back in training in about 4 weeks time, and Dan expected back at the turn of the year, from his serious cruciate knee injury.
These two lads are potential starters for the team, so when they are both fit again, they will further improve the quality of the squad.
And we haven’t seen Danny Simpson or Danny Guthrie this season, so their return will also bolster the squad, and they will be the next two to return to the squad, but not for Saturday.