FABRICIO Coloccini says Newcastle’s players must let their feet do the talking this season, writes MILES STARFORTH.
Coloccini could make his comeback from injury in Sunday’s game at high-flying Tottenham.
Newcastle’s captain has missed last four games with a groin problem suffered on international duty with Argentina.
In his absence, the Magpies’ Premier League form has remained inconsistent.
But the players are buoyant ahead of their visit to White Hart Lane thanks to a deserved 2-0 win over Chelsea last weekend.
“We’re going to have bad times and good times,” Coloccini confessed. “We have to be quiet and accept the criticism.
“Sometimes it’s maybe realistic if we don’t get the results.
“But we’re working hard, and we want the same as the fans.
“They want results, and we want them as well. We’re working for that.”
Coloccini – whose last appearance was in Newcastle’s 2-1 win at Cardiff early last month – was pencilled in to return to training this week.
Meanwhile, Pardew has suggested that the Tottenham game will come too soon for the Argentinian’s defensive colleague, Steven Taylor. Taylor – who has played just 45 minutes of competitive football this season – has been sidelined with a hamstring problem.