There was some bad news yesterday that both Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy will be missing for the next few games through injury, but Fabricio Coloccini is back from his week’s compassionate leave in South America, and is ready to lead the side out at Fulham tomorrow.
Fabricio Coloccini – back tomorrow to lead the side
The Newcastle captain will need to step forward in the next seven games and show some leadership on the field, and while Fulham are straggling and rock bottom of the league, this will still be a difficult game for us with Newcastle not at their strongest.
This is what Coloccini told the Shields Gazette today in an exclusive interview, when he was asked if the players are still behind the manager:
“Of course we are behind him,” “He’s the manager, and he is like our team-mate. The players and the club support him.” “He knows what he did. It’s finished. All of us can do something wrong.”
“After these seven games, he is going to have the chance to show to everyone it was a mistake, and no more than that – and John Carver is an experienced man.”
“John was here for the best years when Sir Bobby Robson was here.” “It’s nothing new for him. He has all of our help.” “It’s a very important game,” “The manager is normally on the bench, and John Carver is going to be manager of the team.
“We can keep going, and do what we did in the last two games.” “We want to get a great result for many reasons.”
This will be a big test coming up for the 49-year-old assistant manager, but John Carver has the full support of the players, and every single player needs to step up tomorrow, and we need a win.
If we can get that it will keep the spirits up on Tyneside, after what has been a bad last two weeks for the club.