Report names two Newcastle players struggling for fitness ahead of Norwich clash

Fabricio Coloccini

Newcastle United will take on Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Newcastle United duo Fabricio Coloccini and Massadio Haidara are struggling for fitness ahead of the Premier League game against Norwich City, according to The Chronicle.

The Magpies will take on fellow relegation candidates Norwich away from home at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon.

“Benitez will run checks on Fabricio Coloccini and Massadio Haidara this week but both are struggling for fitness ahead of the crunch trip to Carrow Road,” states the report in The Chronicle.

Newcastle are fighting for survival in the Premier League at the moment, and they do need all the players to be fit.

Central defender Coloccini is the team captain, although his performances this season have not been great.

Left-back Haidara has not been great either, but new manager Rafael Benitez can certainly do with the duo for the match.

A defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road is going to be a huge blow to Newcastle’s chances of escaping the drop.

The Magpies are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 25 points from 30 matches.

Norwich are 17th in the standings with 28 points, but the Canaries have played a game more than Newcastle.

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