Boss hopeful of duo return

29 October 2009 09:37
New Newcastle manager Chris Hughton expects defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor to return for next Monday`s Championship trip to Sheffield United.

Coloccini has not played since the 4-0 win at Ipswich due to a groin problem while a hamstring strain has forced Taylor to sit out the last three games.

With Zurab Khizanishvili serving a three-match suspension for his red card against Doncaster - after the club lost their appeal - Hughton would welcome the duo`s availability.

He told the club`s official website: "Both players have made very good progress. I am very optimistic both will be fit for Sheffield United."

Source: Eurosport