Pardew hopes for Colo stay
Alan Pardew is hoping Jonas Gutierrez's decision to sign a new contract will persuade Fabricio Coloccini to do the same.
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Last Updated: 30/09/11 11:53am
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is hoping Jonas Gutierrez's decision to sign a new long-term contract will persuade skipper Fabricio Coloccini to do the same.
Gutierrez signed a new four-year deal earlier this week to end speculation that he could be the next big name to leave St James' Park.
Coloccini still has two years left to run on his current deal and Gutierrez claims his fellow Argentine would be happy to pledge his long-term future to the club.
Pardew admits talks are planned as he has been impressed by the defender's influence on the team this season.
"Of course Colo is on the agenda, there is no doubt about that. He's had a terrific start as captain," admitted Pardew.
"We have a different look to the team and he is part of that, and securing Jonas will only help in the process of trying to secure Coloccini."