By Danny Wright

Newcastle’s Jack Colback has said that he thinks the club’s consistency is the reason why they are doing so well this season.

Talking in the Shields Gazette, the 27-year-old was mindful of the setbacks the club have had this year but says that they are on course for promotion back to the Premier League because they have always been able to bounce back from a bad result.


“I think we have just been consistent,” the former Sunderland man said to the Shields Gazette. “We have obviously had setbacks, but have always reacted to them well and never really suffered many consecutive defeats or had a spell where we have not won a game for a while.

“It has probably never been longer than two or three games.”

Newcastle have not gone more than two games without a win in the league this season and are currently unbeaten in the competition since the opening fixture of 2017 against Blackburn.

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Colback has made 22 appearances for the Toon Army across all competitions this season but has missed out on chunks of fixtures due to injury.

He is now back to full fitness and could replace Isaac Hayden in defensive midfield as the former Arsenal man was ruled out for four weeks after undergoing surgery on his ankle.

The midfielder has made 90 appearances for Newcastle since switching allegiances in the north-east on a free transfer in 2014.

Colback will hope that the Magpies can return to winning ways on Monday night when they take on Aston Villa in the Championship.

A draw on Tuesday night to Norwich and a Brighton win on Saturday leaves Newcastle in second place in the league, however a win at St. James’ Park will see them return to the top of the pile.

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