Well it’s official and Fabricio Coloccini has lost his fitness battle for tomorrow night’s game with Queens Park Rangers.
Jonas Gutierrez – fit for tomorrow night
The Argentine international injured his groin at Ipswich on Saturday night and caretaker boss Chris Hughton says he will take no risks with Fabricio, so he will not play tomorrow night.
Hughton told the Evening Chronicle this morning:
“Colo is out of the game but we will bring Jonas back in.”
“He’s back in the squad after five days of training.”
But the good news to offet this is that Jonas Gutierrez will indeed be back in the squad after finally recovering from a hamstring injury.
Hughton has confirmed this morning that Ryan Taylor (calf) and Danny Simpson (ankle) are also doubts while Joey Barton (foot) is certainly out, as is long-term injured Shola Ameobi.
If Danny Simpson is not fit then we would expect Zurab Khizanishvili to partner Steven Taylor, but then the question becomes who would play at right back?
If Ryan Taylor is fit he could play there – or even Geremi could play at right back – since he played there a number of times when he was at Chelsea.
One other alternative is to give 17 year old James Tavernier a chance, since he performed quite well last week at Peterborough.
What do you think?
Let us know – comments welcome.