Newcastle United continue to struggle in the Premier League as they languish at the wrong end of the table and are left still waiting for their first win of the season.
While a goalless draw for the Magpies against Southampton extended the winless streak to 10 league matches, another player on the books of Newcastle impressed with his performance out on loan.
Jack Colback has found his feet with Nottingham Forest and earned plaudits for his performance in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Leeds United, where Aitor Karanka’s side were robbed of all three points by a controversial late equaliser.
Fans on social media were understandably furious at that incident but were full of praise for Colback, who has been a mainstay of Karanka’s team after appearing in 13 of the 15 Championship matches so far this season.
With the 29-year-old catching the eye with Forest, fans may wonder how he would have faired if given the opportunity at Newcastle this season.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
#nffc disappointed with the equalising goal but would have snapped your hand off for a point before kick off. This team is improving and Colback was brilliant…
— Nigel Ronnie Corbett (@nigelrcorbett) October 27, 2018
Dirty cheating Leeds. Officials were ???? ????. Great solid display from #NFFC. Colback MotM for me. We march on & a force to be reckoned with. COYR!
— Rob Wade (@ra_wade) October 27, 2018
Leeds goal aside you have to be happy with that performance, defended well as a team and some top individuals. Thought Colback was immense and the two full backs were impressive #nffc
— Chris Denman (@Gump1865) October 27, 2018
I thought the defence and Colback were fantastic today, particularly both full backs.
Hard to choose between the two for mom but Robinson’s goal has to mean he just shades it #nffc
— Ed 034 ???????? (@dingdinghopkin) October 27, 2018
And on a football note. That’s why Colback is in the side he was quality today. #nffc
— Pat O'Hara (@PatoharaPat) October 27, 2018
Jack Colback was brilliant today…. ????
— Andy Birch (@ajbnffc1) October 27, 2018
Colback, Robinson and Darikwa absolutely immense tonight. Three points would've been fully deserved. Cheated out of it. End of story. #NFFC
— Woof Zip Criminal (@fritzromanov) October 27, 2018