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Jack Colback | Midfielder | #14

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 154

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Steve McClaren is hoping to bolster his Newcastle squad on Wednesday when the Magpies travel to Goodison Park with a number of players closing in on a return to full fitness.
Paul Dummett has been training with the group for the last three-four days while Jack Colback is said to be: "Very, very close," after a hamstring injury ruled the 26-year-old out of the defeat at Vicarage Road in game week twenty-three. Siem de Jong and Kevin Mbabu also have a chance of making the squad. Steven Taylor has been working on his fitness following hamstring surgery and will have benefited from the additional time. The defender was included on the bench at Watford after one week of training as Newcastle faced the Hornets with only four fully defenders. Feb 3 - 7:28 AM

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Newcastle United have another injury blow to contend with as Jack Colback looks set to miss out the Week 23 match against Watford.

Colback was set to fill in for Paul Dummett at left back, where he has deputized in the past, but now Steve McClaren is completely out of options with any experience as Massadio Haidara and Kevin Mbabu are also unavailable. This leaves Newcastle with only one option - to play center back Jamaal Lascelles on the left of the back four. This could be a good week for a chance on the likes of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo in fantasy. Both have been quiet in recent weeks but Newcastle have been pretty bad defensively on the road and the back four they look to field can spark the Hornets.
Jan 22 - 11:51 AM

Steve McClaren indicated that Jack Colback was in training today, signaling a strong chance the midfielder will be available when Newcastle United host Manchester United Tuesday evening.

Colback picked up a knock that McClaren didn't want to risk aggravating for the Magpies FA Cup match with Watford over the weekend, which Newcastle lost 1-0 at Vicarage Road. Colback has shown to be very sturdy when it comes to injuries though. The knee injury that he sustained earlier in the season looked to have him sidelined for multiple months at first, but when the timetable shrunk to six weeks, he even beat that estimate. He is Newcastle's best presence in defensive midfield so his inclusion against the Red Devils will be key for a positive result.
Jan 11 - 10:19 AM

Jack Colback has made a quicker-than-expected return to fitness as Steve McClaren has indicated the defensive midfielder will be included in Newcastle United's squad this weekend.

Encouraging news for the Magpies who have had a revolving door of injury problems yet again this season. There was fear when Colback first went down in late October that he would miss out the rest of the campaign, but there has been nothing but positive news since. With Cheik Tiote out of action, Colback's return could not come at a better time as Newcastle travel to Selhurst Park tomorrow.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 12:00:00 PM

After initial fears had Jack Colback ruled out for perhaps the entire season, positive news has emerged that the key central midfielder will only miss up to six weeks with his knee injury.

As bad as things went for the Magpies in the Tyne-Wear derby, they at least have had two positive changes during the week - their captain Fabricio Coloccini successfully appealed his red card and will be back in the XI tomorrow, while Colback's injury has been determined to not be as serious as originally thought. Expect the double pivot position to be shared by Vurnon Anita and card magnet Cheik Tiote when Newcastle line up against Stoke City tomorrow.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Jack Colback could be set for an extended period on the side-lines after the Newcastle midfielder was pictured leaving the Stadium of Light on crutches with his right knee in a brace.

Colback was on the receiving end of a strong Lee Cattermole tackle early in the second half of Sundays' Wear-Tyne derby and immediately signalled to the bench. The 26-year-old will have a scan to determine the extent of the problem but regardless Colback will definitely miss the visit of Stoke City this weekend after accumulating 5-yellows which automatically triggers a one game ban. His absence could earn Vurnon Anita a recall. The Dutchman has found himself frozen out of the starting eleven following the recent return of Cheick Tiote.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Just moments after the start of the second half of the Tyneside derby, Jack Colback went down in a heap and had to exit, the third player in the match to leave with injury.

Newcastle are up against now, down a goal, down their captain, down to ten men, and now without Colback after a crunching tackle by Lee Cattermole. After a few minutes laid out on the pitch, he was taken out and replaced by Vurnon Anita.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 09:22:00 AM

Steve McClaren could not say one way or another during his press conference today if Jack Colback will be fit enough to make the squad facing Manchester City tomorrow.

Colback was removed during last weekend's draw with Chelsea on 53 minutes, seemingly aggravating the knock he picked up the week prior. Steve McClaren is aware Colback's inclusion gives the Magpies their best chance at a positive result against heavily favored City, but he also needs to consider their are 30 weeks to go after this one, and he needs Colback to not miss further time with re-aggravation. Those who have Colback should make other plans this week. Cheick Tiote can take up a holding midfield spot if needed, as he has returned to fitness.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Jack Colback aggravated a knock in Newcastle United's draw with Chelsea over the weekend and is now a "major concern" for the coming weekend's match against Manchester City.

Perhaps Colback needed to sit out the Chelsea match or be available from the bench, but the Magpies have so many injury concerns ahead of Week 7, Steve McClaren may have felt the need to push the defensive midfielder a bit in order to achieve a positive result. It may come as no surprise that Newcastle had a 2-0 edge against the Blues while Colback was on the pitch, then subsequently conceded twice after Colback was taken off. Not may would back them to do anything but lose to Manchester City this weekend but, if Colback cannot go, it looks a monumental task indeed.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 12:24:00 PM

Jack Colback is putting in quality shifts, covering the third most ground per match in the early going, but his fantasy output has not shown up yet.

James Milner owns the distinction for being the top "engine" in the league thus far, covering 12.29 km/match, and Christian Eriksen slots in second, though he has missed two of the first four games. Next in line is Colback, who has played every minute and is averaging over 12 km/match himself. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he has yet to get in on any attacking points and his pace is down from last year in terms of stuffing the defensive categories. The Magpies have many new faces in the first team and perhaps the current chemistry has sapped some of Colback's fantasy value, but odds are he will gradually lift his numbers over time and get them looking closer to last year's averages.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 02:25:00 PM

Jack Colback scored but Newcastle's slump continued as Spurs beat the Magpies 3-1 at St. James' Park.

St. James' Park has become one of the less intimidating grounds in the Premier League over the second half of the season. John Carver's side has lost six straight since the end of February and looked bad doing it. Jack Colback contributed a goal that briefly drew Newcastle even but Christen Eriksen and Harry Kane scored as Spurs dominated possession on the road.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 01:06:00 PM

Jack Colback's suspension and subsequent two quiet games has seen his fantasy price steadily decline in recent weeks to a very appealing figure.

After a disappointing two point return against Arsenal, Colback has seen his price drop to 7.76m in the Yahoo game, representing solid value at the midfield position. Unlike other players who have been similarly underpriced; Dusan Tadic, Nacer Chadli and Seb Larsson, it doesn't require traditional attacking points for Colback to put up nice scores. Whether the past two games are an anomaly or a sign of a dip in form will require another week or two to determine, but if he returns to the level of production he was offering most of the season, then investors will be rewarded without spending very much.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 08:02:00 PM

John Carver will need to carefully consider his options ahead of next weekends’ visit of Aston Villa after Jack Colback picked up his tenth caution of the season meaning the midfielder will automatically serve a two game ban.

Newcastle were embarrassed at the Etihad on Saturday and the writing was on the wall within a minute when the returning Vurnon Anita clipped Edin Dzeko for Sergio Aguero to score the second fastest penalty in Premier League history. Injury had decimated the Geordies during the build-up to this game and the contest was effectively over on 21 minutes as Dzeko expertly controlled a sublime Silva driven pass to make it three nil – however it will be the loss of full-back Daryl Janmaat to a muscular problem which will cause the biggest concern for Carver as it leaves Newcastle in deep defensive trouble. His potential absence means the Geordies are left with only three fully fit defenders and as a result Ryan Taylor will be in line for only his second league start within the last three years.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 04:08:00 PM

Jack Colback continued his fantastic first season with Newcastle United by scoring his third league goal to give the Magpies the initial advantage in the 74th minute, but Stoke would level late on and Newcastle had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

In a season where we have seen flashes of form from the likes of Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez, and Moussa Sissoko, it has been Colback who has been their most consistent contributor. After going without a goal in the first 18 weeks of the season, he now has three in six. While he is extremely unlikely to continue a goal per two matches pace, the fact that he was producing in fantasy terms without needing to score means that his new found scoring touch makes what is already a sound commodity now a virtual necessity in your XI if you are looking for a consistent scorer that is virtually fixture proof. Today, he slotted in a shot after he was fed by Moussa Sissoko and sneaked the ball in off the post. The Magpies will try to take advantage of a shell-shocked Manchester City side next.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Newcastle United will feel disappointed to come away with only a point at home to a relegation-zoned Burnley, having allowed the Clarets to erase a Magpie advantage three times, though Jack Colback continued his fine season with a goal and an assist in the 3-3 final.

Steven Taylor started the scoring on the day by heading in a Colback corner on the quarter hour. About ten minutes later, having let Burnley draw level, Colback sent a long strike into goal after being teed up by Daryl Janmaat. Newcastle's third goal would come from a nimble-footed dribble by Ayoze Perez into the area. He found Adam Armstrong in the center of the box and Armstrong fed the ball wide to Moussa Sissoko for the score. This makes back-to-back weeks with a goal from Colback making him a serious fantasy candidate although the player will need to be assessed before game week 21 after picking up a slight hamstring problem.
Source: NBC Sports
Thu, Jan 1, 2015 12:17:00 PM