Jonas Gutierrez played for the Newcastle U21 side today, and it was his first game for a Newcastle team for about a year, after the Argentine has had the fight of his life with testicular cancer, but he was given the all clear by his doctors last month – declared cancer free – and allowed to resume his football career.
Yes – that’s Jonas Gutierrez this afternoon
The 31 year-old has been in training at Newcastle for a couple of weeks now, and he played for 90 minutes in the 4-1 win.
The goals were scored by Gael Bigirimana, Adam Campbell, Callum Roberts and Liam Gibson, and 19 year-old Adam Campbell has just returned from a one month loan spell at Hartlepool United, where he made a couple of appearances.
And Sunderland manager Gus Poyet was at the game at Whitley Park this afternoon – and no it wasn’t to rub in the fact that Sunderland beat us for the fourth time running yesterday.
Gus was there to watch his son Diego, who was playing for the West Ham U21 side – but the reports are that he did have a smile on his face. 😀
Jonas came through the game unscathed, and he is surprisingly fit, and we look forward to seeing Jonas make his way into the first team again at Newcastle – soon.
This was Newcastle’s U21 side today:
Woodman, Olley, Gibson, Bigirimana, Gillesphey, Satka, Roberts, Gutierrez (Ward, 90), Campbell, Quinn (Heardman, 73), Smith (Kemen, 68).
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