Tiote faces fight for Toon shirt

BY foxsports • November 15, 2011

The Ivory Coast midfielder has made a full recovery from the knee problem that has kept him out of the last three matches. Tiote is desperate to return to the first team but after Danny Guthrie shone in his absence, he admits he may have his work cut out. "It's been very frustrating for me to have missed the last two games, especially as we have started the season so well," Tiote told The Chronicle. "Danny came in and did a very good job too. "He fitted into the team so well. It shows how good our squad is and also that even if I am fit, the manager has options to change the team. "It is good that we all have to fight for our positions in the team. Dan Gosling did well too when he came on, and he is pushing for a starting place."

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