Aged only 22, not many players will have experienced such an up and down couple of years as Newcastle’s Curtis Good.

Despite still not playing a single minute of Premier League football, since he arrived at St James Park the Australian defender has played in a League Cup final on loan to Bradford and then was cheated out of a possible second cup final appearance with Dundee United through injury.

That same injury ruling him out of travelling to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup after just breaking into the national squad and making his debut at full international level.

Curtis Good looked to have put his injuries behind him when returning to play for Newcastle reserves/Under 21s in February, only for his hip injury to flare again and another operation ensued, the defender flying to America to try and get the problem sorted once and for all.

Good arrived at Newcastle three years ago and still has three years of his contract remaining, leaving him hoping to build on his one first team match in the League Cup two years ago at Morecambe.

However, things look finally on the up as Newcastle United have confirmed to Four Four Two in  Australia that Curtis Good is fit and hopeful of playing some games in the near future.

Good took part in Newcastle’s opening training session of pre season last Wednesday with new Head Coach Steve McClaren.