Newcastle’s outstanding young goalkeeper, 20 year-old Tim Krul will make his first competitive appearance for Newcastle United in nearly two seasons, when he turns out for the Reserves at Bolton on Wednesday evening.
Tim Krul – starts for Reserves tomorrow night
The young Dutchman has made only one senior appearance for Newcastle, but was the star man when he helped Newcastle to a famous 1-0 win against Palermo in the EUFA Cup in November, 2006.
Krul spent most of last season on loan at SPL side Falkirk, where he got some rave reviews, before injuring his shoulder last February when saving a penalty in a Scottish Cup tie against Aberdeen, which put him out for the rest of the season.
Tim got the full backing of the Newcastle fans, when he pointed out late in the summer transfer window, that he loved Newcastle United, and had no intention of leaving. It’s nice to hear that from our players, especially in these very dangerous times for the club.
Richard Money will be in charge of the side, after the club dismissed both Terry McDermott and Adam Sadler from the club just over a week ago.
Richard and Chris Hughton are in a very tough situation right now, but we’re sure they are doing their level best to keep the club ticking along, and at the same trying to raise the spirits of the squad.
Also included in the young Newcastle starting line-up are Ryan Donaldson, Mark Doninger and Frank Wiafe Danquah, who were all unused substitutes during Saturday’s terrible 2-1 defeat against Hull City.
17 year-old Nile Ranger, signed in the summer from Southampton is also included in the side, and the young forward looks to be one for the future.
The Newcastle United reserves will line up as follows, for tomorrow’s game, which has a 7:00 pm kick-off and is at the County Ground, home of the Lancashire FA in Leyland.
Tim Krul, James Marwood, Darren Lough, Mark Doninger, Matthew Grieve, Ben Tozer, Jonny Godsmark, Ryan Donaldson, Nile Ranger, Frank Wiafe Danquah, Shane Ferguson
Subs: James Taylor, Max Johnson, Kieran Wrightson, Stewart Bath, Patrick McLaughlin
We’ll have a report of the game tomorrow night.