Jonas Gutierrez desperately wants to play a part in Newcastle’s last 12 games of the season, and we know Jonas will give 100% when he plays for Newcastle, and we’d love for John Carver to give him a chance.
Jonas Gutierrez – fit and wants to play
There have been rumors about his contract for some time now, and it seemed rather dramatic when last season he made only two substitute appearances for Newcastle before being shipped out on loan to Norwich thirteen months ago.
That seems to almost validate the rumors that if he played a few more games for the club then Newcastle would have to offer him a new deal.
We don’t know if that’s true or not, but it’s rather strange he hasn’t played for the first team for almost 18 months.
And then of course Jonas had to battle testicular cancer, but he has won that battle, and he has declared himself fit to help Newcastle through the end of the season.
It’s not like we have a lot of players to choose from, with so many injured, and Jonas is an experienced player and a good player too, so we are hoping he will be given a chance by John Carver.
Of course as usual it will not be John’s decision, and it will be Lee Charnley who will have to make the decision if Jonas can play for Newcastle again this season – and if so – for how many games.
Jonas has become more match-fit with a number of appearances for the Newcastle U21 side recently.
With Jonas having made 194 appearances for Newcastle with 11 goals so far – maybe the magic number is 200 appearances that will trigger an automatic contract extension.
If that’s true that still leaves at least five game he can play for Newcastle, so that’s almost half the games left this season.
We really hope to see Jonas again – and we also think that both Ryan Taylor and Mehdi Abeid will start the game on Saturday against Aston Villa, and there’s two more players who will give everything in the back and white of Newcastle.
A win on Saturday is just what we need against Aston Villa, and then things will look a lot better after that terrible display on Saturday.
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