Some bad news being reported by the Shields Gazette that Jack Colback did not play last night in the 1-0 win at Gillingham because he was injured, and he is now a doubt for the important game at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Jack Colback – doubtful for Saturday’s game
Jack has probably been our best player in pre-season and in the first two league games of the season, and it will be a blow if he is not available for Saturday’s game, but we are also hoping that Cheick Tiote could be available to play after recovering from his hamstring injury.
Cheick has not appeared in the first team this season, and there are also persistent rumors that Arsenal may be after him, and that a club could come in for him before the end of the transfer window.
The Shields Gazette report (Miles Starforth) came out even before the game last night, when Jack was not even on the subs bench.
We hope that Alan Pardew will talk about what Jack’s injury is either today or in his press conference for the Crystal Palace game – which is scheduled to be held tomorrow, and he should also be updating us on the availability of Tiote.
Newcastle played quite well last night, and we had 14 attempts on goal, of which five were on target – but we still had to rely on an own goal to take us through.
Our inability to put the ball into the back of the net is probably our biggest worry at the moment – but we are through to the next round of the Capital One Cup and that’s good.
Note: Kieron Hubbuck will be participating in the Great North Run this year for the MNDA, the Motor Neurone Disease Association or ALS – which is an incurable disease. Kieron’s Aunt was diagnosed with MNDA some months back, and that’s one reason Kieran is attempting to raise funds.
You can contribute to MNDA on Kieron’s Just Giving page. Thanks.
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