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Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Colback display v Bristol City

By Will Butcher

Newcastle fans have reacted with disgust on Twitter to midfielder Jack Colback’s performance against Bristol City.

Colback, 27, started alongside Jonjo Shelvey in the middle of the park for the Toon, but looked a shadow of his former Premier League self during the 2-2 draw at St. James’ Park.

Goals from Bristol City attackers Aaron Wilbraham and David Cotterill put the Robins 2-0 up at half-time, but the Toon came back thanks to strikes from Jonjo Shelvey and Ciaran Clark.

Former Sunderland midfielder Colback was largely passive in his play, looking to pass the ball sideways or backwards at every opportunity before being substituted just before the hour mark.

Newcastle fans were disappointed with their versatile midfielder’s performance, as he continues to replace the injured Isaac Hayden in central midfield.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Colback has made 23 league and cup appearances for the Toon this season, as he plays second fiddle to first-choice pairing Shelvey and Hayden in the north east club’s midfield.

Newcastle’s number four is expected to remain in the side to face promotion rivals Brighton on Tuesday night, with ex-Arsenal ace Hayden still suffering from an ankle injury.

In other Newcastle news, here are three things we learned from the Toon’s draw against Lee Johnson’s Robins.

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