It’s come out today that Danny Guthrie was upset and disappointed when he was left out of the side, once Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote both became available again in late February for the Wolves game.
Danny Guthrie – should Newcastle keep this lad?
Guthrie’s contract ends on June 30th this year, and there was a report in the Sunday Sun yesterday that Danny had turned down his latest contract offer from the club, and that he was now likely to leave the club in the summer.
Danny revealed today to the local press, that he was upset when he was left out of the side at Wolves, although he did come on as a sub after 65 minutes for Ryan Taylor.
This is what Danny said today:
“I was very upset and disappointed to be left out the team a couple of weeks ago. I had to pick myself up.” “It was a tough game to come into against Norwich.”
“We were delighted to get the win – we have not won for a few games now.” “It was a tough grind out there, and a bit edgy at times, but it is another three points on the board.”
“We got the draw against Wolves which we should have won.” “We also played decently against Arsenal but lost the game.” “It is never a consolation, but against Norwich we really grinded it out.”
“It would be a proud moment – not just for me to get into Europe.” “It would be for all the staff because it was not expected of us.” “The top four is out of our reach.” “Maybe that will be in the next two seasons for us.”
“The Europa League is definitely within our reach.” “If we show the work ethic and determination we have against Norwich in the next few games,we have a chance.”
Those are good words from Danny, and we think he is definitely worth keeping at Newcastle, but the Newcastle Board rarely budge in their contract negotiations, although Danny could possibly get an improved offer before June rolls around.
Both Danny Guthrie and James Perch are showing they are good squad players, with James playing very well again yesterday in defensive midfield, but if Danny wants more first team football than he’s getting at Newcastle, then he may have to move on.
But Danny always comes across as really committed to Newcastle, as he continued:
“We are not going to remember a good performance when we don’t win.” “So it was a very important three points for us and with players missing and people playing out of position, it was a massive effort.”
“Norwich made it difficult, they are a good side who play with a spare midfielder.” “They are all good footballers.” “We were unfortunate to only be 1-0 up at half-time, the second goal would have made it more comfortable.”
“As the second half went on a bit of edginess crept in – but we saw it through.”
In order to get a feel on what our readers think of Danny, we’ll conduct a poll to see if fans think we should keep Danny on Tyneside.