Coloccini back for Fulham clash

COMPASSIONATE LEAVE ... Coloccini.
COMPASSIONATE LEAVE ... Coloccini.

FABRICIO Coloccini will return for Newcastle United against Fulham.

The club’s captain yesterday reported back from a week’s compassionate leave in his native Argentina.

And Coloccini – who missed Newcastle’s 4-1 win over Hull City at the KC Stadium earlier this month after a family bereavement – is expected to return to the starting XI for the club’s visit to Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Coloccini was at St James’s Park tonight to watch the club’s Under-18s take on Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup.