Jonas Gutierrez has hailed the impact at Newcastle United of new skipper Fabricio Coloccini.

Jonas feels Coloccini has been a real hit since taking over as captain from Kevin Nolan, now of West Ham United.

He told the Evening Chronicle: "Colo is a really good guy, and I think all of the players like him.

"They speak highly of him and he can tell them about all of the experience he has."