Jack Colback dealt blow as his Newcastle United future is thrust into doubt

Jack Colback’s hopes of securing first-team football have taken a severe blow – after it emerged Nottingham Forest were NOT pursuing a move for the midfielder.

By Mark Donnelly
Thursday, 08 August, 2019, 13:10
Jack Colback's long-term future has been thrust into doubt

Colback, who spent last season on loan at the City Ground, had been linked with a return to the City Ground with his Newcastle United future remaining uncertain.

While Steve Bruce has been prepared to give the former Sunderland man a chance in pre-season, it remains unclear whether he will feature in the Magpies’ 25-man Premier League squad.

And it was believed a move to Forest could be the best chance for Colback to secure regular first-team football this term.

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However, the second tier side are believed to be pursuing other targets having found it difficult to engineer a deal to bring Colback back to the club.

Former manager Martin O’Neill was keen on the midfielder, but his successor – Sabri Lamouchi – is eyeing other individuals, according to the Nottingham Post.