Jack Colback to refuse to go out on loan again despite not being able to play for Newcastle – Report
After Steve Bruce named his 25 man Premier League squad last week, Jack Colback was reported to be stunned when he wasn’t included.
The midfielder feeling that he had been led to believe he would make the cut.
Jack Colback played in the first three friendlies until injured for the final two, with 186 minutes in the pre-season games, only nine players featured more than the midfielder.
However, with 27 senior outfield players for only 22 positions, Jack Colback found himself excluded, along with Jamie Sterry, Achraf Lazaar, Rolando Aarons and Henri Saivet.
What it means is that none of the five can play in the Premier League until January at the earliest and only then, if Steve Bruce makes changes to his PL squad.
In terms of potential moves, the Championship sticks to the same transfer windows as the Premier League but until early September players can still be bought by or loaned to League One and League Two clubs, as well as clubs in Scotland and most other European Leagues.
No mention of Sterry but The Northern Echo say that Saivet and Lazaar are expected to find new clubs in the remaining time, whilst a move to Holland or Belgium is believed to be on the cards for Rolando Aarons.
However, the report says that Jack Colback is going to refuse to go out on loan ‘in the hope of forcing his way back on to Newcastle United’s squad list in January’, however, The Northern Echo point out that Colback would only be able to potentially play in the League Cup match(es…) in that time period.
We have been here before, when Rafa Benitez made clear to Jack Colback in summer 2017 after promotion that he had no chance of getting in the Premier League squad but refused to go out on loan. At the time it was said one of the reasons was that Colback didn’t want to leave the north east, which kind of limits the options.
Right at the end of the January 2018 transfer window, Newcastle managed to persuade him to go to Forest on loan and he returned there for the full 2018/19 season.
If Jack Colback has got any ambition to try and change minds and get another chance at Newcastle, surely it would impress everybody a lot more if he went on loan for the first half of the season and did well at another club, rather than stay and pick up sizeable wages for doing nothing?
It will be ironic if he chooses to sit and do nothing at Newcastle United when he could be helping out former club Sunderland, who look set for a season of struggle to get anywhere near promotion after drawing against Oxford and Ipswich. However, he left on really bad terms and the mackems aren’t keen on him to say the least.
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