It seems that Chris Hughton’s biggest worry ahead of the trip to Nottingham Forest is the fitness of Fabricio Coloccini.
Coloccini – could be fit for Saturday
The Argentine International has missed the last two games with a groin strain, but he will resume training tomorrow, and with no adverse reactions could well be in the side on Saturday, partnering Steven Taylor in the heart of Newcastle’s defense.
And as we’ve said before we have to hope that Zurab Khizanishvili, Geremi and Jonás Gutiérrez return from international duty without any injuries, given our squad is still ridiculously small for such an important season for the club.
Chris Hughton, has performed miracles so far this season talked about the injuries today:
“We have Joey (Barton) and Shola (Ameobi) out longer term, but with Coloccini we are hopeful he will train on Thursday.”
“He will be touch and go but we are hopeful he will be involved on Saturday.”:
“Everyone else is okay. Jose Enrique is fine – he is back training and will play at Forest. Danny Simpson has not trained so much lately, but he trained on Wednesday.”
“Danny Guthrie missed a day last week after he got a kick, but he is fine, while Nile Ranger has had a virus and missed England duty.”
On Saturday we start a run of 5 league games in 21 days before our next two week break
October Sat 17 17:20 A Nottingham Forest Tue 20 19:45 A Scunthorpe United Sat 24 15:00 H Doncaster Rovers November Mon 2 19:45 A Sheffield United Sat 7 15:00 H Peterborough United
We have a 16 day break and then our next game is away at Preston North End on 23rd November, which will be a big test for the lads.
It seems the season is divided up into these groups of games, and this allows Chris and the coaching staff to prepare well for each of the games.
And we’re sure they will have done their homework on the 5 teams we will meet next, and we’re sure they will go into every game trying to get all 3 points – starting on Saturday at Nottingham Forest.
Howay The Lads!!