Newcastle Utd’s Gosling may stay at Blackpool

Blackpool v Wigan.  Dan Gosling for Blackpool.
Blackpool v Wigan. Dan Gosling for Blackpool.

DAN Gosling has revealed he’d be happy to stay at Blackpool once his loan deal runs out.

The Newcastle United midfielder join the Championship side last month after slipping down the pecking order at St James’s Park.

He has impressed in the short time he’s been at Bloomfield Road, and has admitted he’d be keen to extend his stay until the end of the season.

The loan spell finishes in January, but Gosling said: “Of course I’d be interested in staying for the rest of the season.

“If the club want me here and Newcastle agree, then I’ll sit down and talk.

“I just want to keep performing well and keep us high in the table.”

Gosling is out of contract at the end of the season, and looks to have played his last game for United.

It has been a stop-start career for the 23-year-old, who was recovering from a cruciate knee injury when he joined the Magpies in 2010.

A succession of other niggles and problems meant he was never really able to establish himself in the first team in front of the likes of Yohan Cabaye and Cheik Tiote for a central midfield berth.

And he is now just happy to be getting a string of games under his belt and help Blackpool push for promotion.

Gosling said: “It’s a nice feeling to walk out and get 90 minutes football every week. I just have to make sure I can keep my position in the team.

“In the next couple of weeks we will have a few lads coming back, so we’ll have a big squad.

“I feel I’m getting better each week, though Saturday’s result against Ipswich was disappointing. I don’t think we deserved to win, though.

“It’s the first time since I’ve been here that we haven’t played well, and in this league you have to be at it every week.

“If you aren’t you get punished, and that’s exactly what happened at the weekend.”