Last Saturday we saw Shay Given and Fraser Forster share the goalkeeping duties at Hartlepool.
Â Tim Krul – will share goalkeeper duties with Steve Harper tomorrow
Tomorrow the goalkeeping duties will be shared by our other two goalkeepers, Steve Harper and Tim Krul.
Holland goalkeeper Tim Krul will get his first taste of senior action since his fantastic debut in Palermo, more than 18 months ago, when Newcastle play Doncaster Rovers on Saturday at KeepMoat Stadium.
The 20-year-old budding star, spent last season on loan to SPL side Falkirk but dislocated his shoulder badly in February, and was out for the rest of the season.
However, he seems to have played very well at Falkirk and got some rave reviews from Scotland.
Kevin Keegan told nufcTV today that the Holland under-21 star will get a run-out tomorrow as he rotates his top goalkeepers to give them all a game.
“Harps will start in goal on Saturday instead of Shay and we’ll give Tim Krul about the last half hour or so as we did with Fraser Forster at Hartlepool.”
Krul warmed the hearts of Newcastle supporters earlier in the week, when he came out and said how much he loved the Newcastle club.Â That was in response to reports linking him with a move away from Newcastle, which he labeled as simply untrue.
Krul now has a chance to show what he can do during pre-season.
“I have said all along that I want to wait for my chance and then show the manager what I can do,”
“It is still very early in the season but during these friendly games I have the chance to catch the eye.”
“We then go over to Spain where there will be more opportunities and then look at the situation again.”
We have an embarrassment of riches in the goalkeeper position this season, and one of the two youngsters will probably be loaned out for the season.
Whether that will be Krul again, we’ll have to wait and see, but it looks to us like Tim wants to push for a place in the Newcastle set-up, and we don’t blame him for that.
Lots of fans see Tim as the number one in 2-3 years time, and certainly he has the skill and temperament to do that.
What do you think?