Chris Hughton says he is very optimistic over the chances of defensive pair Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini being fit for Monday night’s game with Sheffield United.
Taylor and Colo – hope these two are fit!
Yesterday’s half expected news that Newcastle lost their appeal to reduce the three-game ban handed out to Zurab Khizanishvili, means the expected fitness of both injured players is even more important.
Taylor has missed the last three games because of a hamstring injury, and a groin injury has seen Coloccini out since last month’s fantastic 4-0 win at Ipswich Town.
Both players have been badly missed during that time, when Newcastle have won only one game – last Saturday against Doncaster with a last minute winner from the great Kevin Nolan.
Hughton is hopeful of both players being fit for the important game next Monday night, where we really need all 3 points:
“Both players have made very good progress,”
“I am very optimistic that both will be fit for Sheffield United.”
It would be great if both players can indeed start the game next Monday night – and finish it too. 😀
Both players are very important in our all-out promotion push this season.