Colocccini And Taylor Both Out For Scunthorpe Game

Chris Hughton has indicated that the Newcastle United centre-back pairing of Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini will miss Tuesday’s Championship game at Scunthorpe United.


Steven Taylor – will miss tomorrow’s game

After Newcastle’s poor form on Saturday at Nottingham Forest where the team sustained their second league defeat and failed to score for the second game in a row, it is important for Newcastle to get back on track tomorrow night, with a win.

Whether we can do that or not however is debatable and if they don’t turn up until the second half, as happened on Saturday, we should forget about winning.

Both players missed the game on Saturday and Newcastle looked completely bereft of ideas in the first half, when Forest could easily have been three goals up with a little luck.

Coloccini has a groin strain he picked up at Ipswich last month while Taylor picked up a hamstring injury in training over the international break. Obviously they are both important players for Newcastle this season.

Newcastle manager Hughton said today:

“We will continue to assess Steven but he could be out for a little longer than we originally thought.”

“Fabricio will be fit for Saturday’s game against Doncaster but the likelihood is they will both miss Scunthorpe.”

Newcastle can recover quickly from the mishap on Saturday with a win, but they will need to show a lot more fight and character than they did in the first half on Saturday, which had to be the worst we’ve played all season.

But wins are what will get us promoted,  and if we can get 3 points tomorrow night surely we can play well at home on Saturday and stay on the winning trail against Doncaster Rovers.

It would be good to see young Tamas Kadar brought in at center-back, and switch Simpson to right back, and have Ryan Taylor on the wing where he is more of a threat with his crosses and shots.

We were completely overrun in central midfield in the first half (where was Nolan?) so it may be well to play five across the middle, until we get a hold on the game tomorrow night.

Anything but a repeat of Saturday’s first half display.

3 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Oct 19, 2009 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    We need a good win on Tuesday. After the dour, drab, uninspired and uninspiring performance against Forest it is imperative. Seems Ashley is in his fantasy land again about money up front or else he will do his worst. He will have the last word on players? What the hell does he know. Nothing. Just a sound bite to say he will sell but not buy. I am sick and tired of Ashley and his attitude that we fans are a bunch of mushrooms – kept in the dark and given a load of manure now and again. OH and by the way Hughton – get an imagination!

  • spiderpig

    Oct 19, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #2

    i firmly beleive we beat ourselves before we turned up on saturday.all week everyone including hughton and most players were harping on about what a tough game it was going to be. they sat off forest in the first half and made them look was painful.once the goal went in they started playing as tho they could salvage a draw from defeat.bull crap.these players and the coach should be going out every week against every team with the attitude that they are the best and gonna work the hardest.we did the same at blackpool.we are psychologically weak and a couple of defeats away from a crisis again where noone dare shoot .we play long ball shite up to two big lumps that need half an hour to turn round.get guthrie in the middle with smith and put nolan up front with either carroll or harewood i dont care which one they are both crap.replace them for ranger or lovenkrands when they havnt done nowt again.

  • unclepauly

    Oct 19, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #3

    didnt we have a great run playing 4-5-1 with ranger up front ? this was when carroll was injured and before we got harewood. why the change ? harewood had a complete shocker at forest, i pray to god its a one-off for him but i dont think it will be. oh well im off to scunny tomorrow and if we can muster a victory we can put the last 3 results behind us and get on with things again.


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