It’s looking more likely that young Danny Guthrie will get the start next Saturday, to fill in for the suspended Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote.
Danny Guthrie – expected to start against Wolves
And it’s good that Danny will be given his chance by Alan Pardew this season, because the Newcastle manager will have lots of decisions to make on players already at the club in the summer, and we expect quite a few to be moved out, to make way for the new arrivals.
Danny can do a decent job for Newcastle, but has only made 11 appearances for the club so far this season, and the Shrewsbury-born player got off to a bad start in pre-season with his knee injury.
Alan Pardew seems to be impressed with Danny as he was talking over the weekend about all the injuries and suspensions Newcastle have had since he arrived on Tyneside and said this:
“The players who have come in have done great jobs for me. Players like Shane Ferguson and Danny Guthrie have done well, and I’ll need them again.”
Danny will be an important player on Saturday if he starts, but we think he can get the job done in that holding midfield position, against a team who are not great at scoring goals, and will now be without their main striker Kevin Doyle, who is injured.
Wolves have managed only two wins and two draws in their 15 road games this season, and have scored only 11 goals away from home.
But rather than Newcastle thinking the game will be easy, the team should go into the Wolves game as though their lives depended on a win – because after all Newcastle have but one win in the last 10 games and that’s just not good enough.
The very last thing we want to happen this season is to be dragged into a relegation fight for the second Premier League season running, and a win on Saturday will keep us above the relegation zone, and that’s all we want to see.
And by the way if Sunderland don;t win on Saturday and Newcastle do, then we will move above the Black Cats in the league!
Sunderland travel to Manchester City on Sunday and have just taken a single point from their last 6 games, so the Sunderland fans will be a little worried.
Just wanted to finish this piece on a positive note.