Fabricio Coloccini could be fit and available for this weekend’s clash with West Ham, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has revealed.
Pardew is in need of a boost following the 6-0 hammering at the hands of Liverpool last Sunday and the return of Coloccini would give everyone at the club a lift.
Newcastle are looking anxiously over their shoulder at the drop zone following demoralising back-to-back home defeats and Coloccini’s return could not be more timely.
“I think Colo’s important this week, no disrespect to the two centre-halves who played against Liverpool,” Pardew told the Chronicle. “I think his leadership is important. Hopefully, he comes through this week, and we can get him out on the pitch with the armband on.”
If Coloccini does return then he is likely to partner Steven Taylor in the heart of the Newcastle defence as they look to snuff out the threat of former team-mates Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan.
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