Dan Gosling could well make his home debut on Saturday against Tottenham.
Dan Gosling – in action for the Reserves recently
Dan has looked very good since he’s returned but it seems that Danny Guthrie will get the start as holding midfielder, so we expect to see Dan making his debut off the bench.
Gosling told the Evening Chronicle today:
“They’re a good side – they’ve showed that this year – but, hopefully, we’ll have all the fans on our side, and we’ll get a good result for them.”
“We just need to get a few home wins, and if we can nick a point here and there on the road, we’ll keep ticking over.”
“We want to win every game, but if we keep clawing points, we’ll do all right.”
“It’s been an up-and-down season. We’ve got a little cushion between ourselves and the bottom sides, but we’d like to have a few more points on the board.”
Gosling seems the perfect professional and he’s still so young too, but this is the type of lad who Newcastle fans will take too quickly, a youngster who knows all about the tremendous history of the Newcastle club, and he wanted to come to Tyneside too.
Looking ahead to his home bow, former Plymouth youngster Gosling said:
“It will be a special moment – one of the biggest crowds I’ve played in front of. St James’s Park is a great place to play football, and I’m very happy here.”
“It’s been a great atmosphere for the wins we’ve had there, and hopefully it will be the same on Saturday.”“It’s been a long time in coming, and it wasn’t a bad one to come into.”
“I was just gutted we couldn’t hold on in the end.” “I was always prepared to come on – I knew at some stage I would get the call.”
“I was just trying to get myself ready for it, and it was nice to come on for the last four or five minute, but it would have even better if we’d managed to stay in the lead.”
“If someone had given us the 1-1 before the game, we’d probably have taken it, as Sunderland have got one of the best home records in the league.” “But it felt like a defeat afterwards.”
However, he tried to look at the positives and said: “It’s a weight off my shoulders.” “That was my third game, and I’m just thoroughly enjoying being back out with the lads and training every day like normal.
“I felt better in that game than the one last week.” “I got a full 90 minutes, so hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m in with a shout of making the starting line-up.”
Dan Gosling can play in a number of positions, including midfield, on the wing, or at full-back, which is just one reason he’s going to get plenty of playing time at Newcastle.
But sometimes being so adaptable is not a big advantage, if you want to nail down a particular starting position, but we have to think by the end of the season both Dan Gosling and Hatem Ben Arfa will be starting for the Magpies.
“I see myself predominantly as a central midfielder, though sometimes I might have to play out wide, or somewhere else,”
“I’m willing to do that for the team, and if that’s the case, I’ll get on with my job like normal.”
It could be that Alan Pardew already sees a ready replacement for Wayne Routledge now that Dan is back fit, and looking very good too.
Dan Gosling is almost certain to make his home debut on Saturday and he can expect an excellent reception from Geordie fans, because from all reports he’s been the perfect professional since he’s been at the club.
He has played the last couple of Reserve team games – 160 minutes in total – and has looked what he is – an excellent young player, and to think Newcastle got him for nothing – somebody pinch me please. – quick.
And Dan is just like Ben Arfa, who also wanted to come to play for the famous Newcastle club, and that’s why Dan is on Tyneside, and that’s only one reason he’ll get a good reception on Saturday against Spurs.
We are very pleased to have young Dan Gosling at the Newcastle club.
Hey, maybe Dan can hit the winning goal against Spurs – no reason why not.