Coloccioni will make a wlecome return to the side this afternoon, and a win will further support the belief that the Newcastle squad is just not big enough to withstand any injuries to our best players.
Coloccini – played well this season
Fabricio had a tough first season in English football last year, but he is showing every sign of coming to grips with the physical nature of the game in England, and has looked so much better this season, albeit in England’s second division.
Coloccini’s return from injury is a massive relief for Hughton and the Newcastle fans, and he should be warmly welcomed at St. James’ Park today on his comeback.
He is now also becoming a popular player with the fans for his consistent performances this season.
Newcastle boss Chris Hughton talked about Coloccini today:
“His performances in the games he has played so far this season have been excellent,”
“For large parts of this season he has played in a team which has been a good team and one which has also had quite a few sheets, and as a defender that is what you want to be achieving.”
“It takes times to adapt to English football, but Colo has done that.” “Look at the form this season of Enrique, who has been excellent.”
“He has very much adapted to the English game and it has shown in his performances.”
A win today will further prove what an important player Fabricio has become for Newcastle this season.
And witrh the likelihood of Steven Taylor back for our game at Sheffield United a week come Monday, our defense will finally be back at full strength.