If Coloccini does sign soon for Newcastle United, it looks like Kevin Keegan wants him in the side for Old Trafford next Sunday.
Fabricio Coloccini – Keegan will play him if fit enough
Kevin was asked today if Coloccini would figure in the side against Man United next Sunday:
â€œYes â€“ if his fitness levels are right. We will watch how quickly he integrates this week.”
â€œHis team has been in South America playing the games we played 10 days ago, but he looks very fit.”
“We will wait and see.â€
Deportivo are in Venezuela for pre-season, but Fabricio didn’t go along, because of his ever pending move to Newcastle, and he’s been training with the clubâ€™s youth players before he headed to Tyneside on Saturday.
If Coloccini does not make it in time for Sunday, it appears like Keegan will opt for a central defensive pairing of Steven Taylor and Claudio Cacapa.
While that would probably be the best we’ve got right now, they are a little questionable and Cacapa looks a little too slow for the Premier league.
But they have started all six of Newcastle’s friendlies in the absence of Abdoulaye Faye, who has yet to return to full training, having reported back to the squad with an injury.
And we’ve seen Cacapa give some great displays when it’s mattered and he no doubt will be ready for the game at Old Trafford.
But this may be our Achilles heel against an expected very good Red Devils side, but the boys will all be ready for the game, we know that for sure.