Steve McClaren hints at using Jack Colback at left-back for Newcastle United

Newcastle United believe that Paul Dummett could be forced to miss their match against Watford at the weekend.

Steve McClaren has hinted in the Sunderland Echo that he could give Jack Colback a run of games at left-back for Newcastle United.

With Paul Dummett picking up a knock in the Magpies’ match against West Ham United at the weekend, McClaren’s options are limited on the left hand side of his defence.

And, as a result, Colback could be given the nod to start at left back in Newcastle’s game against Watford on Saturday.

“We might see a bit more of Jack at full-back,” said McClaren. “It’s a possibility, although we don’t want to because Dummett has been doing very well there. With the injury, we had a little look at that. I thought it was very good, and Henri (Saivet) stepped into midfield well.

“You need that, you need a squad with options.”

Colback has played at left-back before in his career, but he is far more comfortable in a central midfield position.

Newcastle will have cover for him in the middle of the pitch, if he is to move into a more defensive role though, as they have recently brought in both Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet.

The Magpies go into their match against Watford having beaten West Ham 2-1 at the weekend, to move out of the relegation zone.

They have already played at Vicarage Road in the FA Cup this season, however, and they were beaten 1-0.

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