Pardew gives update on Coloccini fitness ahead of Chelsea game

IN TRAINING ... Fabricio Coloccini.
IN TRAINING ... Fabricio Coloccini.

ALAN Pardew admits he is uncertain whether Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini will be fit enough to face Chelsea on Saturday.

The defender has been out since last month’s 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion with a calf problem, and is back in training.

However, Pardew is unsure whether he will be available for Saturday’s game against the unbeaten Premier League leaders.

He said: “Fabricio Coloccini has been training today but whether he has the fitness levels to play in this game, I don’t know.”