Hughton To Wait Until Last Minute On Colo And Taylor

It looks like Newcastle will wait until the very last moment on Saturday before deciding whether center-backs Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini are fit enough to play at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

steven taylor and colo

Steven Taylor hugs team-mate Colo

Local lad Taylor is an ever-present in the league so far this season, but has a slight hamstring injury he picked up in training earlier this week.

It’s a race against time for the Greenwich born 23 year-old, to make the 5:20 pm kick off clash at the City Ground, in what promises to be a tough game.

Newcastle manager Hughton told Newcastle United TV:

“We’ll give both Tayls and Colo all the time they need to make Saturday’s game.”

“We’re refusing to rule them out and we hope they can play a part.”

Good news on the International front in that both Zurab Khizanishvili and Jonas Gutierrez came through last night uninjured.

Zurab came through unscathed as Gergia’s were hammered 6-2 in Bulgaria, and of course Jonas was a hero as Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 in Montivideo, to qualify for the finals in South Africa next summer.

19 year-old Hungarian defender Tamas Kadar was withdrawn from the reserve-team defeat at Rotherham on Tuesday night, as a precaution.

Tamas is fit for the trip to the East Midlands, and he could well be called on to make his first start of the season, if both regular center-backs cannot make it.

If he plays, it could be a big opportunity for the up and coming youngster.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • G

    Oct 15, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #1

    I think I would rather give a run out to Kadar at Centre Half, as Zurab would be the only other option, and he looks like he is only 5 foot nowt! Hopefully at least one of the two listed above will be fit.

  • sahota

    Oct 15, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #2

    Where everyone these days ? Seems like less and less comments from last few days.

  • G

    Oct 15, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Dunno, has Ed got a secret England blog on the go we don’t know about?

  • Bill F

    Oct 15, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #4

    I for one often read the blog but often can’t be ars*d to comment, too much of the same thing happening at the club most of the time. It’s a bit like Ground Hog Day. This is not a criticism of Ed, just a sad fact of life in the daily life (or is it slow death) of the club.

  • premier

    Oct 15, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Is Hughton getting a Fergie watch!!

    Mind Collo worth waiting for lol

  • Johno Toon

    Oct 15, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Sahota Im not on as much due to my internet acess in work been clamped down due to a personal difficult im having with one of my bosses and trying to keep my nose clean and not get into more trouble! And then when im home since i spend all day in front of a computer I tend not to use to computer at home

  • Isaac Hunt

    Oct 15, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Nothing really much to say, so I won’t bother.

  • magpie6699

    Oct 15, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #8



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