Danny Guthrie is definitely out of tomorrow’s game at Swansea and on Monday against Bolton at home.
Dan Gosling – could get his chance tomorrow
And it’s not clear who will get the nod tomorrow in Danny’s place, although unfortunately 19 year-old Haris Vuckic is also out with a knee injury for the next couple of games.
This is what Alan said about Guthrie today:
“We’ve lost Danny for the two games.” “But obviously we’ve got able replacements in there.”
“We’re in good spirits and it has been about recovering rather than putting in work on the training ground because we have two big games against Swansea and Bolton.”
“It’s just about getting to Friday now. Then we get that out the away and we prepare ourselves for Bolton.”
“It’s a blow for Danny.” “He has had a great season and it’s a blow for the team because he’s done well.”
Haris Vuckic or Mehdi Abeid could be potential replacements for Danny Guthrie, but Haris is out for two games with a knee problem:
“Haris has taken a little bit of a knock so it might be that he’s struggling for the two games.” “Everybody else is hopefully OK.”
And James Perch is also a doubt, but we think he will play, and of course Perchinio could have replaced Danny Guthrie, but he’s needed at center-back alongside his friend Mike Williamson.
It just shows that James will get a lot of games given his flexibility, and the fact he seems to be able to get the job done for Newcastle in multiple different positions on the field.
Of course the person who came on for Guthrie on Sunday is Dan Gosling, and we have to think the 22 year-old could possibly get his big chance at Swansea, and it will be an important opportunity for Dan to show Pardew what he can do, if he gets the nod.
Dan has only 14 appearances for Newcastle this season, although we suppose Ryan Taylor could also get the nod in one of the three midfield positions or even come back in at left-back.
That’s if Newcastle continue to play in a 4-3-3 formation and they could switch to 4-4-2 and bring Ryan in at left back and put Gutierrez back on the left wing, and the team could be:
Simpson Perchinio Williamson Taylor (R)
Ben Arfa Cabaye Tiote Gutierrez (c)
That’s not bad team at all, and would mean that Gosling would not get his chance at a start, and Pardew may well go for experience tomorrow.
What do you think?