Midfielder Danny Guthrie has been a good player for Newcastle this season, in the 19 appearances he has made for the team.
Danny Guthrie - will he leave in the summer?
And Danny seems one of many players who seem to have improved this season under manager Alan Pardew, and he has also scored a couple of great goals.
Guthrie’s four year contract runs out in June, and there are rumors coming from Newcastle, that Danny may elect to move on in the summer, to a club where he can more regular playing time.
We hope that doesn’t happen, because we need players like Guthrie in the squad – players who have proved they can get the job done for Newcastle, when it really matters.
We don’t even think it’s the new deal Newcastle are offering Danny that is the problem, but the simple fact that he wants to play more – and you can hardly blame the lad for that.
But Danny is positive again today in his comments, and even though his future is uncertain on Tyneside, it says something of the lad, that he seems completely dedicated to the Newcastle cause.
Danny has told the local press today that he thinks competition for places at Newcastle is only good:
“The competition for places in the middle of the park is tough but it’s exactly what we need, especially at this stage of the season”
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the last few games and myself and team really pleased to have put ourselves in joint fourth at the moment.”
“Winning at Swansea was great as they’re pretty formidable at home, and then beating Bolton was important too in terms of building on the away win.”
“They made it very difficult for us and desperately needed the points themselves but our patience paid off.”
“The lads have had a few days off this week but we’re all back together now and fully focused on the last five games of the season.”
There are players like Ryan Taylor, James Perch and Danny Guthrie, who were fringe players last season, but have really come into their own this season, and we’d like all three to stay on at Newcastle.
Ryan has already signed an extension to stay at Newcastle until the summer of 2015, and we think James Perch could also stay longer, and still has two years left on the four year deal he signed in the summer of 2010.
And we really hope that Danny Guthrie doesn’t leave the club this summer – he could do a good job for Newcastle in the seasons ahead.
What do you think?