Colioccini Fit for Ipswich – But Kadar Misses Out

Argentine center-back Fabricio Coloccini will return to the Newcastle United squad for Saturday’s trip to Ipswich Town.

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Coloccini – fit again after minor niggle

However our 19 year-old Hungarian defender Tamas Kadar misses out again, after missing the game on Tuesday night with a minor groin strain.

Coloccini also sat out of the midweek Carling Cup defeat at Peterborough because of a small niggle.

Tamas Kadar will remain on Tyneside over the weekend after suffering a groin strain in training.

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton told Newcastle United TV today:

“Tamas unfortunately will miss out,”

“Fabricio Coloccini will come back in though.”

“He had a very minor niggle after Plymouth so we decided best not to risk him at Peterborough.”

And Danny Simpson, who jarred his ankle during the 3-1 win over Plymouth last Saturday, was still rated as doubtful for the world-wide televised game with the Tractor Boys, KO 5:30 pm.

We need a win on Saturday, and nothing less will be good enough.

5 comments so far

  • lesh

    Sep 24, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Totaly off topic but the pic reminded me of a first sighting………. an away shirt in Brighton!

  • Dardo

    Sep 24, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #2

    CH should include young geordie reserve player Callum Morris in the squad. He can play centre half and also cover for the right back position. I know the young guns realise now that stepping up into the first team is a lot harder than maybe some of them realised but this lad has real potential and nerves of steel. He deserves a chance.

  • lesh

    Sep 24, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Dardo – With you on your view that the younguns’ll realise it’s a bit of a jump and playing them might have been useful all round in that it may just keep their feet on the ground.

    Interesting though to see the difference in results comparing ours and Arsenal’s youth.

    Just what does Wenger do to bring out such enormous promise? Do the Arsenal youth have more inate ability or is it the coaching they receive that enable them to tonk the opposition?

    OK, MA’d like to emulate the Arsenal model (as it appears does Pompey’s ‘owner’, but we need to find out just what it is that Arsenal but in the bairns’ bottles or learn from the tactics Wenger employs to make them play so well.

    We’ve a long way to go, that’s for sure.

  • toonsy

    Sep 24, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #4

    Im liking Colo, he had his doubters last season, and this! But he has stuck to it and is looking better and better!

  • Sav

    Sep 24, 2009 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Yes, Colo has knuckled under and looks a new player because of it. Glad to see him back.

    Have to agree with Bob Moncur (Concur with Moncur?) we gave up the Carling Cup too easily. Instead of introducing a couple of youngsters and a couple of players who need a game, like Geremi, Butt, Lovenkrands etc. we’ve lost something good to look forward to, surrendered a winning momentum, thrown away an opportunity to blood youngsters the right way – ie. one or two at a time. And probably shattered the confidence of lads like Kadar or Lua Lua who we may HAVE to call on later on because of injuries and suspensions.

    Certainly, the chance to give fringe players experience in readiness for the league has been blown through chucking too many youngsters on at once. And perhaps a glamorous tie in the next round to have them competing for.If you are going to be a fighting, competetive side, that’s what you have to be. Its a state of mind. You can’t expect players to turn it on for this game and off for that one.

    Hughton does a decent job but he surrendered tamely here, disappointed the fans by waving the white flag with his team selection and there’s been no more said about it.
    Not good enough.


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