Cheick Tiote and Fabricio Coloccini are on their way back into the Newcastle first team, as Cheick started training late last week, following a calf injury, and Colo will start training on Monday after recovering from his hamstring problems, and both could be in the squad for the game at Manchester United in the Capital One Cup On Wednesday evening.
Fabricio Coloccini - back training on Monday
Cheick Tiote is even in contention for a place in central midfield against Norwich today, but with him being short of match practice, we think Vurnon Anita will start the game in that position this afternoon.
Alan Pardew gave the good news in his press conference yesterday morning, when he had this to say:
“We’ve got one or two coming back.” “Colo’s back and will train on Monday.” “And Cheick is training, so the news is a little bit better from our camp.”
“Cheick trained on Friday so is available for Sunday, although I don’t think he’s fully match-fit.” “Colo has done a lot of work and we think he’ll come back pretty neat damn it, so it could well be that Colo and Tiote feature on Wednesday at Man United.”
“It could well be that they feature on Wednesday against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup.”
And the Newcastle manager has said that both Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse will start against Norwich City today, and Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye are starting to get back to the form they showed last season.
So the good news it twofold, with players returning from injury and top players coming back into form.
And Alan made it clear yesterday that he was well aware the Newcastle fans were disappointed at some of the performances so far this season, but that things should start improving soon.
We hope to see the lads get a good win this afternoon against the Canaries, and get those three points in the bag.
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