We’ve been a little worried about 23 year-old Danny Guthrie this season, since he hasn’t been in the first team too much.
Danny Guthrie up against Steven Pienaar on Saturday
But in the last two games, Danny has been brought back in from the cold, and put in two excellent performances for Newcastle.
He came on in the first half for Alan Smith against Sunderland, and while we were a little worried about how he would do – he did just great.
And then on Saturday he had an excellent game before succumbing to cramp, in a game that was played at a fierce pace.
Alan Pardew has been simply delighted with the form Danny has shown over the last couple of games, as he said today:
“He gave everything.” “He was up against world-class players, and did a great job.” “I think he’s just got cramp.”
Danny has put himself right back in the picture on Tyneside, and he’s such a good lad, like so many of our current Newcastle crop of players.
We are a little concerned about Dan Gosling though, and he may be out for a week or two, or even longer, since his bad knee swelled up after playing three times in a week, which in retrospect was too much.
We’re not even sure if Gosling made the trip to Portugal yesterday.