We were told by Alan Pardew yesterday that Coloccini had taken a slight knock in training.
Fabricio Coloccini – has a groin strain
But now it seems that Fabricio has picked up what is thought to be a slight groin strain.
But Newcastle’s captain is now thought to be a real a doubt for tomorrow’s FA Cup fourth round game at Brighton.
It seems the Argentine will have a fitness test later today before the team travels to Brighton, and we suppose James Perch will have to come in for him if Coloccini cannot play.
It seems that Alan Pardew has not been too impressed with young 21 year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar.
So exactly what’s happened with Tamas this season we have no idea, but it’s almost certain that Kadar will be leaving Newcastle when his contract runs out in June.
And a year or so ago he looked such a promising young player on Tyneside, but at least Kadar is in the party that will travel to Brighton later today.
Having to bring in James Perch to play out of position shows how threadbare the Newcastle squad is at the moment at center-back, and it’s a pity we haven’t signed another center-back by now, because he could have started tomorrow afternoon.
With Newcastle playing 3 games in 8 days, Pardew will not want to risk Coloccini tomorrow unless he’s fully fit, otherwise he could make it worse and miss the next two league game at Blackburn and at home to Aston Villa a week on Sunday.
Alan Pardew talked about Colo today:
“Colo is a serious doubt for the game.” “I don’t think it’s an ongoing situation or a bad situation.” “He will be touch and go for Brighton, so we’ll see.”
It doesn’t look like he will be playing tomorrow, from what we can tell.