Fabricio Coloccini has been out since February 24th, when he injured his back in the 4-2 win over Southampton at St. James’ Park, and he has missed the last 12 games.
Colo with Pardew – can he save us
And after that game – who would have thought we would be in a relegation dog-fight with just three games to go?
But there’s some good news from manager Alan Pardew today, that Colo should be ready to lead the lads in the last three games of the season, starting at Upton Park on Saturday.
This is what Alan had to say in the local press today:
“I think Colo’s important this week, no disrespect to the two center-backs who played against Liverpool but I think his leadership is important.” “Hopefully he comes through this week and we can get him out on the pitch, with the armband on.”
It seems that Yohan Cabaye has come under some criticism for his lack of leadership in the last two home game at St. Jame’s Park – and his future could even be up in the air in the summer.
It will not be up in the air if Newcastle are relegated, that’s for sure, because he will be sold to the highest bidder.
Captain Colo is a folk hero on Tyneside, and these last three games – if he is fit to play – could be the most important games he has ever played for Newcastle.
And they could also be his last, if he gets his wish to leave Newcastle in the summer, and return to Argentina to be with his family.
What do you think?
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