Colback targets Wembley return with Newcastle after Sunderland heroics

WEMBLEY WOE ... Jack Colback looks on as Man City celebrate beating Sunderland last season.
WEMBLEY WOE ... Jack Colback looks on as Man City celebrate beating Sunderland last season.
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JACK Colback would love to return to Wembley in the Capital One Cup – only this time with Newcastle United.

The Magpies travel to Crystal Palace tonight for a third round clash, looking to put right a dismal cup record from recent years.

But while United haven’t progressed past the fourth round in any domestic knockout competition under Alan Pardew, Colback knows what a good run in the cups is like – having been part of the Sunderland side that went all the way to Wembley last season.

Colback played in the 3-1 final defeat against Manchester City, and admits he would love to return to the national stadium.

“It’s good for the club when you go on a run like that,” he said.

“It was a great experience for me personally, playing at Wembley and going there for the first time.

“It’s good for team morale as well. When you’re winning games, it doesn’t matter what competition it’s in.

“It’s good for the club and it’s what the fans want.”

Newcastle’s only win this season came in the previous round of the cup, against Gillingham, with two defeats and three draws – including 3-3 against Palace earlier this month – their results in the Premier League.

Colback added: “We have got to get that winning mentality going.”