Danny Guthrie again deputized for the injured Cheick Tiote last night in Newcastle’s great 3-1 win at Stoke, and he showed once again he can get the job done for Newcastle when called upon.
Danny Guthrie – in action last night
It’s a bit of a dodgy time for the former Liverpool midfielder, because his contract at Newcastle runs out next June, but with displays like he’s put in the last couple of games, he will have no trouble getting fixed up at some other club if Newcastle do not extend his contract.
Danny scored a great goal last week at Blackburn, and last night put in another solid performance in Newcastle’s engine room, as the team dealt with the Stoke’s physical play and the many crosses they put into the penalty area.
Danny talked to nufcTV after the game:
“”It was a fantastic result.” It’s a really, really tough place to come – one of the very toughest – so to come away with a result like that, which a lot of people didn’t expect, is a great feeling.”
“We’re delighted. We’ll take every game as it comes and we’ve got a home game next so we’ll look to get three points there.”
“I’m really pleased,” “It’s been tough with the amount of injuries I’ve had and struggling to get up to pace with missing pre-season, but I’m delighted with the way the last week’s gone for me.”
“I’ve had two games this week, which has been tough because I haven’t played for a while but I’m really pleased.”
“I came off in injury time but I think the manager just wanted to get some fresh legs on for the last couple of minutes.”
Danny missed the start of the season with an ankle injury he picked up Darlington in the first half of the very first pre-season friendly, when Shane Ferguson also suffered an injury.
It could be that Cheick Tiote will be fit again for the game against Everton on Saturday in a lunch-time kick-off at St. James’ Park, since he almost made the game last night, after recovering form his injured knee .
But we should see a lot more of Danny, after he has shown the management at Newcastle just what he can do for the Tyneside club.