Curtis Good is one of our promising young defenders who we brought in a couple of years ago from Melbourne Heart for around £400K, and he made his debut for Newcastle about a year ago against Morecambe in the League Cup, and after the first 20 minutes or so of that game he settled down well, and had a good game at center-back.
Curtis Good in action on March 5th for Australia
Curtis has progressed quite well in his two years at Newcastle, and he received his first cap for Australia against Ecuador on March 5th, and apparently had a great game.
But he was withdrawn after the hour mark in that games, because of what at the time seemed a slight hip injury – but he’s still out injured with it.
The injury caused him to miss the World Cup this summer in Brazil – and that would have been some great experience for him – and it even looked odds-on he would make the final 23 man Australian squad, but he was not fit.
Since then, he has had some surgery on the hip, and the youngster is currently recuperating, but no word from Alan Pardew or the club about a date when he will be returning to training.
It’s been six months since the 21 year-old was first injured, and with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa having been sent out on loan last Monday, it could be that Curtis is our 4th best center-back for the season – and when fit he could be given a chance to show what he can do in the first team.
We don’t expect to hear from Alan Pardew until late next week in his press conference for the important game at Southampton a week today, but maybe we can get an update then on how Curtis is doing.
It could be an opportunity for the Australian that we have three experienced center-backs in the squad, because Alan Pardew may give him a chance – maybe.
When we’ve seen Curtis play he’s been a good steady center-back who is keen to learn and seems to have a great attitude.
We hope Curtis will be fit and well again soon, and be ready to do a job – possibly in the first team this year
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