Danny Guthrie put in a great performance for Newcastle yesterday in the game against QPR.
Danny Guthrie – will get a new deal on Tyneside
Guthrie came straight back into the team after recovering form his groin strain, and he picked up where he left off about six games ago – when he played very well indeed in Newcastle’s great 1-0 win, that put the team up to 6th place in the league.
Guthrie will be out of contract in June, but the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants him to stay on Tyneside, and that’s hardly surprising:
”He’s out of contract, and I’ll look to have a conversation with him and his agent this week and try to secure him. I want him to stay.”
“He’s got a great confidence on the ball, and he’s happy on the stage. Not many people can play in front of 52,000 in terms of taking a risk, and he takes a risk.”
“I’m pleased that Guthrie got man of the match from Sky.”
Guthrie will be in great demand if Newcastle don’t sign him up, and Aston Villa are just one of the several clubs who are already interested in the 24 year-old.
The Shrewsbury-born and former Liverpool midfielder will get a run in the side while Cheick Tiote is away on African Cup of Nations duty with the Ivory Coast.
But if Danny plays as well as he did yesterday, it will be a bit difficult for Alan Pardew to drop him, when Tiote returns from his efforts for his country.
Danny seems very confident in a black and white shirt these days and he is sure he can fill in well for Tiote:
“I did that last time and had six or seven games when I did well. I have just got back from injury, it was difficult but I’m glad to be back.”
Danny seems to be very willing to wait for his opportunity and then get the job done for Newcastle, which of course is the job of a squad player, but they are very important to the team.
Newcastle need to strengthen their overall squad significantly in the summer, and we are confident they will do just that.
Danny says that patience is the key to success for the Newcastle squad players, and he’s right about that:
“We have had to be patient and be ready when called upon which we have done.”
We have to hope that the Magpies sign Danny up soon, and hope that Alan Pardew’s meeting with Dannyy’s agent later this week is fruitful.
And while Newcastle are at it – they need to sign up our captain Fabricio Coloccini for a few more years too.