With today the cut-off point for players to sign new deals before their contracts expire on June 30th, the Geordie duo’s time on Tyneside has officially come to an end.
Neither were expected to sign new deals and Steve Bruce has issued a message of good luck to both during his chat with The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder today:
“I feel for Jack a little bit and I wish him the best of luck.
“He’s gone through a tough time.
“He took a horrible injury which he’s over, I hope he gets on with his career, and Jamie, and they find a career for themselves.
“They are good pros and I wish them well.”
Colback was one of the club’s longest serving players having signed at St James’ Park back in 2014, while Sterry is an Academy graduate who agreed his first professional contract with his boyhood club back in 2015.
Both have been on the books for too long given they’ve never looked likely to break into our first-team plans for a few years now, with neither making a single appearance for us at Premier League level over the past 3 years.
Considering The Chronicle recently revealed that Jack Colblack had beem earning around £50,000 per-week just to train, this is a significant chunk off our wage bill that’s been long overdue.
A Championship moves looks likely for him, with Nottingham Forest said to be keen, while Sterry will be hoping to land a contract with a club in the EFL.
Good luck to both!