Coloccini Misses Mackem Match

Last updated : 22 January 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

... Newcastle United’s captain won’t be fit to face Sunderland.

Coloccini could be back training next week ahead of the Tyne-Wear derby at St James’s Park on February 1.

Alan Pardew: “I think he’ll return to training, maybe the Sunderland week.

“He certainly won’t play against Sunderland. Maybe the week after, or maybe the week after that.

“It’s frustrating for Colo.

“Colo’s desperate to play football – he just wants to play.”

The Sunderland game is followed by a visit to Chelsea on February 8 and a home fixture against Tottenham Hotspur four days later.

Coloccini has been troubled by a series of injuries over the past year and a half.

The Argentina international had a spell out with a groin problem earlier in the campaign.