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Coloccini admits poor form

Newcastle United defender Fabricio Coloccini has admitted that his team's form in 2014 has not been good enough.

At the end of 2013 Newcastle were just four points from fifth in the Premier League, but the Magpies have picked up just 13 points in their last 16 games to slump to ninth.

They travel to Arsenal on Monday night looking to avoid a sixth consecutive defeat, a run last suffered 27 years ago and something which the Argentine is keen to avoid.

"We are trying to win every game but our current form is not good enough," the 32-year-old told the Evening Chronicle.

"The fans are angry - we have to accept that.

"When you are not playing well, this is what happens.

"Recently we've been missing some players through injury like Loic Remy, Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko.

"It will be good to have them back once they are fit, they are top players.

"But if you are playing badly then it doesn't matter who is in your team.

"We have to start playing like a team again.

"We want to finish as high up the table as possible and want to finish with some wins for the supporters."