Coloccini feels Newcastle Utd should let feet do the talking

Fabricio Coloccini
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FABRICIO Coloccini says Newcastle United’s players must let their feet do the talking this season.

Coloccini could make his comeback from injury in Sunday’s game at Tottenham Hotspur.

United’s captain has missed the club’s last four games with a groin problem suffered on international duty with Argentina.

In his absence, Newcastle’s Premier League form has remained inconsistent.

But United’s players are buoyant ahead of their visit to White Hart Lane thanks to a deserved 2-0 win over Chelsea last weekend.

The result also lifted a fanbase which had been angered by the club’s Wear-Tyne derby defeat to Sunderland late last month.

And Coloccini has called on supporters to back the team come what may in what he feels will be a challenging campaign.

“We’re going to have bad times and good times,” Coloccini SAID.

“We have to be quiet and accept the criticism.

“Sometimes it’s maybe realistic if we don’t get the results.

“But we’re working hard, and we want the same as the fans.

“They want results, and we want them as well. We’re working for that.”

Coloccini – whose last appearance was in Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Cardiff City early last month – was pencilled in to return to training this week.

Pardew has suggested the Tottenham Hotspur game will come too soon for Coloccini’s defensive colleague Steven Taylor.

Taylor – who has played just 45 minutes of competitive football this season – has been sidelined with a hamstring problem.

The injuries to Coloccini and Taylor have seen Mike Williamson and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa paired in central defence.

Meanwhile, Northern League club Consett have announced that a Newcastle XI will officially open their new stadium on Friday, November 22 (7.45pm).

The £3m ground, which has an artificial 3G surface, replaces their former Belle Vue home.

United provided the opposition for a farewell game at the old stadium in May.

A Consett statement read: “Newcastle have committed to bringing the strongest side they have available. Peter Beardsley will be making an appearance for the Magpies.”

Admission to the friendly will be £6 for adults, £3 concessions and £1m for £1 children.