Bournemouth for­mer Mag­pie un­sen­ti­men­tal on re­turn

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DAN Gosling wants to see New­cas­tle United do well but is hop­ing that starts af­ter today’s game.

The mid­fielder could turn out for Bournemouth as the south coast team make the long trip north, with Gosling in­sist­ing that there are ‘no friends’ when it comes to kick-off.

The for­mer Ever­ton player joined United in 2010 as a 20-year-old with huge po­ten­tial but made only 24 ap­pear­ances over four years due to in­juries and form of other play­ers.

Speak­ing about his time on Ty­ne­side, he said: “I was there for four years and didn’t re­ally get a chance to play.

“It was a tough four years but I learned a lot. I stayed pro­fes­sional and worked hard.

“I have to­tally moved on from that. I’m at a very good club here and am very happy with my foot­ball.

“I want them to do well be­cause of the staff and friends I have there but, when it comes to Bournemouth ver­sus New­cas­tle there are no friends.

“We will say hello af­ter the game but ul­ti­mately it’s three points on of­fer for us.”

Gosling scored the equaliser be­tween th­ese two teams last Fe­bru­ary, when United threw away a 2-0 lead at Vi­tal­ity Sta­dium.

That re­sult ce­mented Bournemouth’s su­perb record against the Mag­pies – col­lect­ing seven points out the last 12 avail­able.

The Cher­ries cur­rently lie sixth in the ta­ble and head to St James’ Park look­ing for a third con­sec­u­tive away win.

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