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Benitez confirms Colback exile from Newcastle.

Rafael Benitez has revealed that Jack Colback has no future at Newcastle United and will keep him away from the first-team training ground.The 28- year old had refused to join in a practice match having been told by the manager that he could leave the club as he was then told to train permanently with Peter Beardsley’s Under-23s.Despite midfielder Mikel Merino being sidelined with a back injury that rules him out for at least two weeks, however Benitez says there is no chance of the £40,000-per-week anchorman being handed a reprieve.Benitez said: ‘He knows what the situation is and we will continue working with the players we have available now. ‘He knew from the beginning that we have four or five midfielders and I didn’t want to have six.‘We couldn’t manage to move any more players out at the end of the transfer window and you can’t train as well with as many players around in the same position, I didn’t want that.’Benitez also added he would rather use defender Chancel Mbemba as an emergency midfielder than recall Colback.‘We have the international break now and we have enough players in that position, we have Chancel Mbemba who can even play in midfield,’ he added.‘Without Merino, we can play Mo Diame, Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden and Henri Saivet. ‘If we need anything else, we can also play Mbemba, he played there in the Africa Cup of Nations.’

Story By: Felix Okaijah

 

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