Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has ruled out Fabricio Coloccini for the derby at Sunderland.

Coloccini is unlikely to shake off a groin injury in time for Sunday's lunchtime showdown.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "Colo definitely won't be available for Sunderland.

"We think Steven's (Taylor) going to be OK.

"He was touch and go to train last week but we just held him back."

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