Jack Colback explains a weakness Newcastle may have started to address in derby match

Newcastle came from behind against Sunderland at the weekend to salvage what could be a precious point.

Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has said the side have done something that has been a problem for them this season in their last match, in coming behind in order to get something from a game.

They were trailing against Sunderland in the huge Tyne/Wear derby at the weekend but a late header from Aleksandar Mitrovic manage to salvage what could be a crucial point for Rafa Benitez's side.

There have only been two other notable occasions this season when Newcastle have fought back after conceding the first goal - in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Manchester United, and at the home of title chasing Tottenham, where they managed to pick up a 2-1 win in December.

Colback is quoted in the Chronicle, saying: “Everybody knows our biggest weakness this season is going behind and struggling to get back into games, but we’ve done that.

“Obviously, we’re not happy with a point by any means.

“But when you go 1-0 down, you’re satisfied at the end to get a draw.”

Colback feels that Mitrovic's strength was on display with Sunday's equaliser given his aerial ability, and it seems there is a lot of pressure on his shoulders to try and fire the side to safety.

Sunday saw him score only his sixth goal of the season, and he is going to need to up his scoring rate of one goal in just over every four games if he is going to be their main provider in the final third. 

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