Over at the other Magpies, Kevin Nolan has the comfort and support of a couple of other former Newcastle players.
Alan Smith has been at Notts County a while and Shola Ameobi joined as a free agent in February, not long after Nolan arrived himself to try and rescue a club who looked hot favourites to drop out of the fourth tier.
A remarkable turn around saw the team go on a promotion level run of results and finish mid-table.
Another former Newcastle player left in the summer, striker Adam Campbell out of contract and joining Morecambe.
However, Shola Ameobi agreed a new deal and now news that they could be joined by yet another Newcastle player.
Curtis Good could be joining Notts County this summer according to FourFourTwo magazine in Australia.
Signing a massive six year contract back in 2012, defender Curtis Good has had a nightmare time with injuries since arriving as a promising prospect from Australia.
After impressing in a loan spell at Bradford City and playing in the League Cup final defeat to Swansea in 2013, he then seemed to have progressed again when on loan at Dundee United.
Injured on his full international debut for Australia against Ecuador, that’s when things really turned sour.
Curtis Good ended up missing an appearance in the Scottish Cup final and a likely inclusion in the national team squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Ever since he has been playing catch up on his career and has made only two senior cup appearances for Newcastle, the latest in the 3-0 defeat at Oxford this past season.
It is obvious Curtis Good has no future at Newcastle and with a year left on his contract clearly he won’t be getting an extension.
NUFC would surely be happy to see him fixed up elsewhere if he can get a club this summer and for the defender to go out on loan/sign permanently without a fee involved.
Having stabilised last season and added better quality players, joining up with Kevin Nolan and Notts County could be a great chance for Curtis Good to get his career at last back on track.