Fabricio Coloccini blow as Newcastle captain ruled out for TWO games

Fabricio Coloccini will miss Newcastle United's next TWO games.
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Fabricio Coloccini

The club's captain will sit out tomorrow's game against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium and Saturday's home game against Bournemouth.

Head coach Steve McClaren said: "It's a bit of a calf strain. He's getting closer, but certainly the next two (out)."

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Coloccini's defensive colleague Chancel Mbemba (ankle) will also miss this week's games.

Relegation-threatened Newcastle are 18th in the Premier League and level on points with Norwich City above them.

United were beaten 5-1 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their last match.