Newcastle’s star center-back Coloccini still seems to be a doubt for tomorrow’s home game against Scunthorpe United.
Fabricio Coloccini – doubt for tomorrow night
Fabricio left the field after 50 minutes on Saturday afternoon with a dead leg, and if there is any doubt with the Argentine we don’t think Chris will risk him against Scunthorpe.
Newcastle play their remaining 11 games in just over 7 weeks, and Hughton will have to ensure key players don’t get injured and miss the rest of the season.
That’s (almost) already happened to Mike Williamson, with a freak accident at his home, so Chris will be extra cautious with one of Newcastle’s best players this season.
The club will continue to assess the fitness of Fabricio before tomorrow night’s home game with Scunthorpe United.
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton told Newcastle United TV that Coloccini on Saturday had been in a lot of pain and was struggling to run when he was finally withdrawn from the game.
Newcastle’s medical team have been closely monitoring the Argentine’s condition at the Benton training ground since Sunday, and this morning Hughton talked about the Argentine:
“We haven’t ruled him in or out of Wednesday’s game yet and we’ll see how he is today.”
If there’s any doubt about Coloccini at all, we have to think that Hall and Kadar will be in central defense tomorrow night.
There’s also a slight doubt with Danny Simpson but Jose Enrique should start tomorrow night at left-back, which is good.