Fabricio Coloccini confident he’ll be fit for Argentina friendly

FIT ...Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini is confident he'll be fit to play for Argentina.
FIT ...Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini is confident he'll be fit to play for Argentina.
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FABRICIO Coloccini’s adamant the injury he suffered against Cardiff City won’t stop him making his international comeback.

Newcastle United’s captain was substituted as a precaution in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat.

Coloccini felt his calf early in the game, but played on until the break.

However, the 30-year-old, recalled to Argentina squad after a long absence by coach Alejandro Sabella, is desperate to play in Frankfurt on Wednesday night.

“Yes, I’ll go – it’s OK,” Coloccini told the Gazette. “It just felt tight – it was nothing.”

United manager Alan Pardew will be keeping everything crossed that Coloccini returns unscathed ahead of Saturday’s season-opener against Spurs.

Meanwhile, Newcastle’s Shane Ferguson made his comeback from injury in a reserve friendly at Blackpool on Saturday.