There’s news today that Newcastle are hoping that local lad Jack Colback will be fit to face Southampton on Saturday afternoon, and that’s good news since he was supposed to be very doubtful for the game at St. Mary’s.
Jack Colback – fit for Saturday’s game?
Jack got a kick on the back of his calf training with the England squad early last week, and he immediately returned to Newcastle for treatment, and it looks like that decision to bring him home early for treatment may have paid off.
Jack has been one of our best players this season, and we have to wait until the Ivory Coast’s African Cup of Nations qualifier tonight against Cameroon, to see whether Cheick Tiote will be fit to also start the game at St. Mary’s on Saturday.
It could be asking a lot for Cheick Tiote to start the game after playing two games in four days this week for his country, so maybe Vurnon Anita will start alongside Colback in central midfield.
Tiote could then potentially make his first appearance for Newcastle this season as a second half substitute.
What do you think?
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