Curtis Good delivers verdict on Newcastle future, eyeing first team

This image has been retouched) Curtis Good   of the Socceroos during a portrait session at the Hotel Verta on March 4, 2014 in Battersea, England.

Newcastle defender Curtis Good starred in the Under-23 side on Wednesday night.

Curtis Good of Newcastle United in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Oxford United and Newcastle United at Kassam Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Oxford, England.

Newcastle United defender Curtis Good has told the Evening Chronicle that he struggled to earn a loan move and attract interest this season due to his injury problems.

The 24-year-old is in the final year of his contract at St. James' Park but has remained on Tyneside this season instead of being loaned out, which has seen him fail to make a single appearance for the Premier League club.

Good has endured a difficult spell at Newcastle since his move from Melbourne Heart in July 2012, featuring in just two senior matches for the Toon with multiple injuries preventing him from having more than a minimal effect.

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Newcastle at Anfield in Liverpool, north...

The one-time Australia international stated that he did not generate a loan move because he was failing to play for Newcastle, and reckons that you need to be playing consistently to generate interest.

“There was a chance but it was difficult for me personally," Good said. “I wasn’t playing at the time and you need to be playing well in games like this and doing well for clubs to look at you.

“There were opportunities but it wasn’t really suitable. It was about getting game time and hopefully I can do that until the end of the season.”

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) vies with Newcastle United's English defender Jamaal Lascelles during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and...

Good, who reportedly earns £12,000 per week, is way down the pecking order behind the likes of Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark and Florian Lejuene.

He is set to see his contract expire now at Newcastle, with just three months remaining on his current deal.

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