The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said that captain Fabricio Coloccini could return from injury for Sunday’s very important home game against Aston Villa, and the Argentine has been training all week. for the first time since he picked up that knee injury at West Brom on New Years Day.
Fab Coloccini - could return against Aston Villa
Newcastle are in a big slump at the moment, seven defeats in the last nine games and only one win, so it will be important to have Colo back in the center of defense for the game on Sunday afternoon, because Colo tends to bring a calmness at the back when he plays.
This is what Alan Pardew told the Shields Gazette today:
“Colo’s worked hard, and he’s looking better. He was in all weekend, so he’s had four or five days.”
Cheick Tiote is fit again from his hamstring injury, and the Ivorian will almost certainly come straight back into the side for Sunday’s game, and his work rate and aggressiveness in central midfield have been missed.
And Loic Remy will return after serving his three match suspension for being sent off at Norwich City, so that’s also good news.
And if Colo makes the game, then Newcastle could have their strongest side out – and we need a win to raise the spirits of Newcastle fans everywhere.
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