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Gosling looking to kick-start Toon career

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Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling is ready to put a nightmare 12 months behind him and is targeting an injury free run in the Magpies first-team.

Gosling made his first start for the club in the League Cup win over Scunthorpe United, which followed cameo appearances against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The England Under-21 international join the club last summer, but has been unable to recover fully from a cruciate knee ligament injury he picked up during the back-end of his Everton career.

“It has obviously been a long while for me," Gosling said. "I’ve made it back and fingers crossed, I can keep injury-free and get as many games as I can.

“It was a doom-and-gloom year really, but my friends and family kept me going.

“I had a few fall-outs with the physios, but it is part and parcel and you just have to get your head around it. As soon as I did that, it was just a lot of hard work in the gym.

“I need a full run of games like I had in pre-season. If I can get a few 90 minutes quickly, then I’ll feel good.”


 

The 21-year-old was given a run-out for the England Under-21s against Israel on Monday evening, and despite his club appearances having been limited, he's confident he can push on in the international arena and gain a first cap for his country.

“It helps that Mr Capello is considering the Under-21s and he watches us closely,” he added.

“The gaffer (Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce) reports back every time – they are quite close.

“It can only be a good thing, and you see other lads pushing on and you think you want to be there as well.

“Hopefully, you find good form for your club and then who knows?”

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