Steve McClaren – Coloccini Is One Of Our Best Players

There is a lot of talk these days about whether the current Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini will see out the final year of his contract at Newcastle, and even if newcastle want to keep him at the club, after his poor form in the second half of last season.

It seems that will depend on Steve McClaren’s view of Coloccini and also what the player himself wants to do – as the Argentine came in for some criticism last season during that terrible eight game losing streak and one point in 10 games.

fab coloccini looking glum

Cheer up Colo – it may never happen

Fabricio wasn’t even in the squad for yesterday’s game but it looks like he’s still not fit with that Achilles problem, and he still hasn’t played in pre-season.

It’s very unlikely he will play in the opening game against Southampton in just less than two weeks time.

After the 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane yesterday Steve McClaren was asked about the Argentine and this is what he said:

“So far as I am concerned, I want him out on the pitch in a Newcastle shirt playing for the team, and I’m confident he will be with us at the start of the season.”

“I have been delighted with his attitude and the way he is around the place. I have looked at him in training and, certainly, he’s one of our best players.”

“So far as I am concerned, I want him out on the pitch in a Newcastle shirt playing for the team, and I’m confident he will be with us at the start of the season.”

“All that’s great – but we need him on the field. I’ve come in and heard all the talk about him, but he has got a future here.”

We gave a game at York City on Wednesday night and then a big game at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday afternoon, and hopefully we’ll see Fabricio in action in those two games.

We would keep both Papiss Cisse and Coloccini on board for next season because they will are experienced  Premier League players, and that’s important when we have new players trying to adjust to the demands of the Premier League.

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