Newcastle will not be buying a center-back this January, even though we have only two experienced center-backs fit for the rest of the season, after Steven Taylor ruptured his Achilles and will not return until next season.
21 year-old Curtis Good – in Australia’s colors
The Newcastle U-21 side lost by 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers last Monday night in the U-21 Premier League Cup, and the side now play at Reading today.
And after being injured last March 3rd, when he made his debut for Australia, Curtis Good has traveled with the squad for the game today.
It’s very likely that Good will be playing against Reading, and it was unlucky the 21 year-old missed out on the World Cup in Brazil because of that hip injury, but the injury has taken a lot longer to heal than first envisaged.
Curtis seems to have shown that he is now fully fit during the warm weather training in Dubai last week.
Curtis has only played once for Newcastle United, when he played at Morecambe in the League Cup last season, and if he can find some form he may get a chance in the first team before the end of this season.
If either Colo or Willo get injured in the next four months, somebody will have to come in, although local lad Paul Dummett would be first choice to fill in at center-back.
When Curtis arrived at Newcastle for £400K from Melbourne Heart in the summer of 2012, he signed a six year deal, but he needs to show he has what it takes to make it at Newcastle and we’d be very surprised if he’s sent out on loan this season.
But you never really know what Newcastle will do these days.
Curtis had had two good loan spells while at Newcastle at Bradford City and Dundee United, and we still think the young Aussie can make it at Newcastle, but time is starting to run out a bit.
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