Fab Coloccini has a grade 1 tear of his hamstring, which is the least severe of the three grades of tear, and he will be out for just a couple of games.
Fab Coloccini – we’ll try to pass Chelsea
And that’s what Coloccini expects to be out for too, but there have been various reports saying he will be out for a month, and that seems strange.
The Newcastle captain is expected to miss the games at home to Liverpool on Sunday, and then away at Swansea on Good Friday, but is expected to be able to return in time for the home game against Bolton Wanderers on the following Monday – Easter Monday.
With Liverpool not doing well at all this year, and losing their last two games to bottom three sides, they will be trying to get back to their winning ways on Sunday.
And it will certainly not be an easy game for Newcastle, and we cannot take anything for granted.
Coloccini says the lads want to try to nail down 5th place if possible:
“Now we are eight points ahead of Liverpool, which is good,” “That is good, and now we’re looking at Chelsea. We will try to pass them.”
“The manager has said we have to be calm, and keep going.” “We have eight games left, and we have to give everything, if we are to take fifth place.”
“I would love to captain this team in Europe,” “Qualifying for Europe is very important for the fans, and it’s very important for the club and the players.”
5th place would be great, but the lads mustn’t get carried away and they will take each game as it comes, and try to win it!
The Liverpool game is already a sell-out, which is hardly surprising, and it will be similar to the Manchester United home game in intensity, and you have to believe the crowd will be a huge help to the team.
Of course in that Red Devils game Newcastle players rose to the occasion, and gave a great performance, and Demba Ba was almost unplayable in the 3-0 win, and it’s the only game in the league this season, that Manchester United have failed to score a goal.
Playing at that same standard and intensity on Sunday would put Newcastle in with a very good chance of making it three wins on the trot.
That’s what we’ll be hoping for on Sunday.
Howay The Lads!!