AFC Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling does not believe he got a fair chance during his four seasons with Newcastle United.
Gosling joined Newcastle on a free transfer in July 2010 in controversial circumstances after he had reportedly already agreed to sign a new deal with Everton.
He went on to make just 35 appearances in total for Newcastle including 24 Premier League appearances (5 starts).
Last season he spent three months on loan with Championship side Blackpool where he made 14 appearances scoring twice, before returning to Newcastle where he made 8 Premier League appearances between February and the end of the season.
Prior to joining Newcastle, Gosling had spent two and a half years with Everton after he joined the Premier League side from Plymouth in January 2008 for a fee in the region of £2million.
He made 27 appearances for Everton, scoring 6 times and also represented England at Under 17, 18, 19 and 21 level.
But now he is fully focused on adapting to life back on the south coast and the challenge that the Championship will bring.
Gosling told the Daily Echo…
‘…I don`t think I had the fairest of chances but that`s football, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn`t. It was a place that I really enjoyed but the football side was not what I had hoped for…’
“…A few people behind the scenes probably thought differently about me and thought I could offer something, but it was one of those things and now I just move on.
“I know the Championship is a very difficult league having come down for three months on loan last season.
‘The league is very competitive and there are big teams and big players, so it`s going to be a tough year both for me and the team.”
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