Newcastle United midfielder, Dan Gosling, is set to go on loan at Championship side, Blackpool, for a three month loan.
Gosling, who has only made two first-team appearances this season, both being in the Capital One Cup, has struggled to break into the first team since joining Newcastle in July 2010.
And now, it looks as though he will spend a period on loan at Blackpool, a side who despite having experienced a Summer of upheaval, have impressed early on this season.
Though Paul Ince’s side begun the season with 5 wins out of their first seven matches, they have recently struggled up front, and Dan Gosling has been sounded out as the man to reignite a potentially potent strike force consisiting of Ricardo Fuller and Tom Ince.
The 23-year old almost joined Crystal Palace in July, and after a deal broke down due to contract negotiations, he had expressed a willingness to fight for a place in the team. And yet, the central midfield role – on paper, at least – is strong enough to contest the likes of many teams above us, and as a result, his role in the side has become almost obsolete.
Gosling’s imminent departure comes just before Newcastle’s weekend trip to Cardiff, a team Newcastle have beaten every team in their past six meetings.
Whether tomorrow’s fixture will provide the travelling fans with more joy remains to be seen, but the bookies currently have Cardiff as the favourites, with William Hill offering odds of 5/1 for a Bluebird victory.
Equally, you may be enticed to place a bet on the eventuality of ‘both teams to score‘.
Newcastle have scored in their last six games in all competitions and with Loic Remy in fine form, we could yet again see a goal-rammed game. In terms of Cardiff’s chances, they have consistently delivered at home and their 3-2 defeat of Manchester City in August is a testament to this.
Firstly, do you think Gosling’s departure will in any way effect Newcastle’s fortunes until January, and secondly, will the Toon be able to upset the odds and pull away with an invalauble victory in Wales?