Danny Guthrie is getting fit again and played the full game last Tuesday, when Newcastle Reserves drew with Aston Villa 0-0 at Benton.
Danny Guthrie – almost fit again
But since he’s come back Danny will see his chances of securing a central midfield position even more difficult now, with Ivory Coast International making a great start to his career with three excellent performances for Newcastle United in the last three league games.
Certainly Cheick looks a great buy for the club at around £3.5M, good business indeed by the Tyneside club.
Since Newcastle are a bit short of wingers now with Ben Arfa injured, Guthrie may find himself on the wing again this season, although he seems half the payer there, than he is in the center of the park.
And Joey Barton is also showing the best form of his Newcastle career right now, and there is still Alan Smith waiting for his chance too.
Danny said today:
“I’m probably going to have to be patient for a little while longer. I don’t know what the manager is thinking, but realistically, the team has been doing well so I’ll probably be on the bench.”
“The main thing for me is just being over this injury now and being able to push for a place in the first team again.” “We’ve had a pretty good start and I think the lads have been desperately unlucky in a couple of games.”
“We dominated Stoke and Blackpool at home, it was just silly lapses in concentration that cost us.” “I thought we were brilliant against Manchester City as well and we were really unlucky with the decisions that went against us.”
Guthrie could find it hard to get playing time while our central midfield players are fit, although in the second half of last season he played his best football at the club, and of course the Shrewsbury-born lad is still only 23.
Danny thinks his best position is in the center of the park, but we’re sure he will play anywhere for Chris Hughton, to get some playing time at Newcastle
“I see myself as a central midfielder, I’ve got my own strengths I can bring to the team, it’s just up to the manager now.” “I’m really looking forward to proving myself in the Premier League again.”
“Nobody wants to play in the Championship, but it was character building for me.” “We formed a really strong team bond and it was a brilliant season for us. We’ve carried that confidence and team spirit into the Premier League with us.”
It shows the strength of the current Newcastle squad that Danny will be so hard pressed to get a start at Newcastle, although he may get a big chance in the Carling Cup 4th round when Arsenal come to town.
But Newcastle need a strong squad this season, to combat injuries and lack of form, which are part and parcel of the game – so it’s good to have Danny fit again, and apparently raring to go.