Colo Skippers Toon Against Spurs

Last updated : 09 November 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Coloccini returned to training this week after missing four games with a groin problem and is available to face Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow.

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Alan Pardew: “It’s a tough decision.

“The most important thing is we pay tribute to the boys since he’s been out.

“It’s the first time, really, we’ve coped well with it.

“I thought they were terrific against Man City (in the club’s 2-0 Capital One Cup defeat).

“And they followed that up with the Chelsea performance. They’re two top teams.

“You have to say they’ve done great.

“Colo’s been a brilliant player for this football club – one of the players we’ve got that could go into the top teams.

“It’s very important that he’s back. He’s in good shape. That’s a boost for us, for sure.”