Newcastle United players Jack Colback and Jamie Sterry will leave before the proposed takeover of the Tyneside club is approved by the Premier League, as reported by ChronicleLive.
As per the outlet, Steve Bruce is confident that the duo will find new clubs sooner rather than later, despite them not making such an impact in the first-team.
The pair did not receive official squad numbers for the 2019/20 season but did train with the squad every day, but that has apparently not helped their causes as they are set for release.
Goalkeepers Rob Elliot and Nathan Harker are also coming toward the end of their current deals in the North East and could face the same fate as both Colback and Sterry if they are deemed as not being part of any future plans at St. James’ Park.
Colback featured in a total of 102 games in all competitions across three consecutive campaigns, scoring five goals and making 10 assists, according to Transfermarkt.
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On the other hand, Sterry managed just eight senior appearances in all competitions over four consecutive terms (via the website).
At 24 years of age, perhaps it is wise of the Magpies to let him go given his limited number of chances, as the right-back will likely be wanting to search for more regular first-term football himself.
Being a former Sunderland man, perhaps some members of the Toon faithful will be glad to see the back of Colback, especially since he has not featured for the senior side since 2017.
Both players are arguably not likely to be in the future plans of the would-be owners given that they have rarely featured in recent years, so perhaps it is a wise idea by NUFC to let them go and further their careers elsewhere.
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