Newcastle United players Jack Colback and Jamie Sterry are set to be released by the Tyneside club before the prospective takeover era is likely to begin after ChronicleLive reported that the duo have not yet trained since the Magpies returned to Benton, meaning that they are effectively free to look for new clubs.
As per the report, with the Premier League set to expand squad sizes for the remainder of the season, both could have been thrown a lifeline at St. James’ Park after previously being left without squad numbers.
However, both players were told not to attend training, with the Toon also possibly keen to manage numbers of coronavirus tests with three per player needed at the moment, suggesting that their contributions at Newcastle are all but over.
Colback’s situation may pique the interest of Nottingham Forest, with the central midfield player commuting in from the city in this campaign whilst Sterry has apparently interested Luton and Ipswich Town, as per ChronicleLive.
Colback, a former Sunderland player, made 102 appearances over three successive seasons for Newcastle, scoring five goals and making 10 assists, according to Transfermarkt. On the other hand, Sterry only managed eight senior games across four seasons in the northeast.
With a combined 110 senior games between them, they have shown a distinct loyalty to the Tyneside club. However, having not played at all for the Magpies in the 2019/20 campaign, maybe it is time for both of them to move on and resurrect their careers elsewhere before the proposed takeover era starts.
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