It could be that some of the Newcastle fringe players will depart in January, according to manager Alan Pardew.
Danny Guthrie – allowed to move in in January?
But Alan Pardew has already said that Alan Smith will not leave the club, at least in January.
Although we have to think Alan may be expendable in the summer, and especially if Leeds United, his former club who are said to be interested in him, can gain promotion back to the Premier League come May.
And James Perch, who was Newcastle’s right back at the beginning of the season, will also not be allowed to leave.
This is what Alan Pardew said this morning:
“There are a couple of squad players at the club who haven’t featured much, who may get a chance to move on,”
“If we think that is better for them we may need to replace them – and that could happen.”
“I wouldn’t want someone like James Perch to leave. I think he’s a good character and his Newcastle career has really only just begun.”
So we wonder who those players are who could leave?
We would have expected Ryan Taylor to move on this month, but that’s hardly likely with the player currently out with his ankle injury.
And Danny Guthrie doesn’t seem to have come on much at all this season, and he may be one that is let go this month.
We say that because it seems that Danny is not able to get a game at Newcastle, so he cannot be too impressive in training.
Sol Campbell and Xisco are the other two who may be allowed to leave – and we think that in the case of Xisco – Newcastle would send him out on loan or sell him, if only another club was interested in the player.
Who do you think could move out in January?