Jonas Gutierrez in the dark over Newcastle exclusion

The Argentine winger only made one start across all competitions for Alan Pardew's Magpies in 2013-14 before joining Norwich City on loan and is now keen to move on
New Norwich City loanee Jonas Gutierrez says that he has no idea why he fell out of favour with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

The Argentine winger arrived at Carrow Road on Monday and could go straight into the squad to face Hull City on Saturday but he has been left baffled by his treatment at his parent club, for whom he has only made one start in all competitions this season.

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"Maybe that's a question for [Pardew]," the 30-year-old told Norwich Evening News 24. "In December he told me I wasn't going to play and I had to find a new club.

"I thought it was like not being in the starting XI - and that can happen - but then, with the FA Cup, I thought I might have a chance to be back in and I had to watch from the stands.

"After that I thought it was not a football problem. I don't know the reason but it's done. Now I'm thinking about Norwich.

"I want to be involved, to help the team, and I feel the same they are feeling – it's hard to go into games without a win but, for Norwich, there are teams behind us in the league and they have more pressure on them than us.

"We have to think about that because, if we don't win on Saturday, we can't think we are finished. It depends on us and we have to do it as soon as possible."