Newcastle United had Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett and Jack Colback all back in training yesterday with the important game at Stoke tomorrow night – but it remains to be seen if Coloccini is fit to play.
Certainly it looks like both Jack Colback and Paul Dummett will be back in the squad and available for the game at the Britannia Stadium.
Fabricio Coloccini – back in training
Steve McClaren is under pressure at Newcastle to get the team playing with some spirit and fight away from home and he had this to say about our away form:
“We have been disappointing, especially at Everton and Chelsea. Once we have had a setback, we haven’t recovered from that.”
“We have to deal with that.” “We just have to maintain our home form and somehow improve our away form.”
And there was also news earlier in the week that in addition to Dummett and Colback – Chancel Mbemba, Vurnon Anita, Siem de Jong and Aleksandar Mitrovic were all back in training on Friday.
That was according to web-site www.nufc.com – so if that report is accurate – they could also be in with a great chance of making the game at Stoke.
Fabricio Coloccini suffered a bizarre injury when he took part in the warm down after the game against Lillestrom in La Manga a week last Saturday aftre being on the bench all game – and that´s when he picked up his calf injury.
Both Paul Dummett and Jack Colback are expected to start the game – Paul back in at left-back and Jack in central midfield with Cheick Tiote likely unavailable for this game through injury.