Danny Guthrie played for the Newcastle Reserve side in their 4-3 friendly defeat against Sunderland on Wednesday afternoon.
Danny Guthrie – back fit again – good
It was Danny’s first game since suffering an ankle injury in the very first pre-season friendly at Darlington way back in early July.
It’s good to see Danny back in action again, and this will be a key season for the former Liverpool man, as his four year contract at the club ends next summer, and he will be hoping to get an extension to it this season.
This is what Guthrie told nufcTV after the game:
“It’s always nice to get on the scoresheet, but the main thing was to come through with no injuries or reoccurrences, which was pleasing,”
“I got injured in the first week and was really frustrated, because I had kept myself busy over the summer and come back in good shape.”
“Then in the first ten minutes at Darlington I just got injured again, so it was so frustrating. It’s been about two months now and I really want to start kicking on.
“It’s been really tough just watching and doing my own mini pre-season next to the lads training.” “That has been difficult, but I’m over all that now.”
” I joined in with lads in the last week or so and it’s been good. Hopefully I can now get involved on Monday with the first team at Queens Park Rangers.”
Guthrie scored the first goal this afternoon, but it will be difficult to get a starting spot for Newcastle this season, as there is now significant competition for four positions across the midfield.
But Danny will at least increase the competition for places, and it’s good to see him fit again.
Since joining Newcastle from Liverpool back in July of 2008, Danny has made 85 appearances for the side with 7 goals.
And that’s very close to the record Joey Barton had on Tyneside, 84 games with 8 goals, although Joey signed on a year earlier.