Dan Gosling is apparently coming along very nicely with his recovery, from the ACL knee injury he suffered last March, playing for Everton against Wolves.
Dan Gosling – on track to be fit for January
Hughton talked about the 20 year-old, who was signed on a free transfer from Everton in the summer::
“Dan’s rehab has been going very, very well. I have been delighted with him from that perspective.”“There have been no setbacks, which you sometimes have with this type of injury, and he is very much on course to be back when we originally thought he would be.
“It is a long injury and he will be delighted.” “There is not really a chance of him coming back before the end of the year – not that I am aware of at the moment.”
It must have been difficult for the youngster so far at Newcastle, and he must be dying to play for the team. But as Ben Arfa will also be finding out, injuries are part and parcel of life as a professional footballer.
The move from Goodison Park did not go down well with the Everton club, and we know manager David Moyes was fuming at the deal, although everything the Newcastle club did was legal and above board.
But to get the talented England U21 midfielder for nothing, was a terrific piece of business by the club.
Hughton knows it has been tough for the youngster so far on Tyneside, but he has cautioned Dan not to rush back to play too early.
The manager continued:
“It has been very frustrating for him.” “He is only a young lad and it has been a long, long time out for him.” “Plus, he is at a new club and he probably wants to go out there and prove what he can do.”
“You cannot do that if you are injured like he is, and that is annoying.” “There is no rush for Dan to come back. We will make sure he is absolutely ready before we risk him.”
Newcastle may not sign anybody in January, but with Dan Gosling fit by then, it will seem like having a new player at the club, so that’s something Newcastle fans can look forward to in January.