Newcastle midfielder Gosling keen to extend Blackpool stay

Dan Gosling, on loan at Blackpool from Newcastle
Dan Gosling, on loan at Blackpool from Newcastle
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NEWCASTLE midfielder Dan Gosling has revealed he’d be happy to stay at Blackpool once his loan deal runs out.

Gosling joined 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, but his loan spell finishes in January. Gosling, though, 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 Newcastle.

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 able to establish himself in the first team in front of the likes of Yohan Cabaye and Cheick 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.

“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.”