Newcastle United news: Fixtures moved for TV, Tim Krul injury boost, Coloccini on changing mentality

On the road to recovery, Tim Krul
On the road to recovery, Tim Krul

Newcastle United have been boosted on the pitch with back-to-back victories over Liverpool and Spurs - with Tim Krul giving them a boost off it.

And Toon captain Fabricio Coloccini says a change in mentality – and cool heads – have helped kick-start their season.

“We changed our mentality as normally when we are losing games we have lost our heads and now I think we stay in the game and we found a goal,” said Coloccini.

Read Coloccini's comments in full here:
Meanwhile, Newcastle No 1 Krul has today tweeted to confirm he is off his crutches as his injury recovery continues.

The Dutch international was ruled out for the rest of the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Krul said: "Morning everyone.1 more week till Christmas.Off my crutches today so last minute shopping on the cards#noexcuse"

Rob Elliot has been starring in his place since taking over as No 1 stopper.

And finally, two of Newcastle United's Barclays Premier League fixtures in February have been chosen for live broadcast.

Sky Sports have selected the Magpies' trip to champions Chelsea, as well as a home fixture against title-chasing Manchester City.

United's away game against the Blues at Stamford Bridge remains on Saturday, 13th February, but will now kick-off at 5.30pm.

And when Manuel Pellegrini's big-spending City come to Tyneside, the fixture has been pushed back a day and will kick-off at noon on Sunday, 28th February.

However, that fixture against Manchester City is subject to their involvement in the Capital One Cup final, which takes place on the same day.