Newcastle United’s promising young Dutch Under-21 international goalkeeper Tim Krul admits he would be keen to go out on loan again this season to get some games.
Tim Krul - will probably go out on loan again this season
The Hague-born youngster, who said during the summer that he just loves being at the Newcastle club, spent time on loan at SPL side Falkirk last season and got some rave reports for his displays.
That was before sustaining a shoulder injury in February, which ended his season, and the injury was caused when he actually saved a penalty for Falkirk.
Tim was back on reserve-team duty for the second time this season for the young Newcastle side. Fraser Forster, our other 20 year-old keeper is currently at League One side Stockport County on loan for a month, and Ole Soderberg, Max Johnson and Jak Alnwick are all injured right now.
Krul captained the Reserves to a 4-1 win over the Northern League side Prudhoe Town, and told the Evening Chronicle today:
“We have massive problems with the keepers at the moment.” “So I got a run-out and I was happy to do that for the club.” “It’s always good to play first-team football.”“There is a good chance to go on loan this season for me again so I’m just waiting for that.” “The good thing with football in England is that you can always recall your goalkeepers at any point if you need to do it.”
“Maybe there will be a Championship or League One club where they need some cover, so we will see what happens.”
Krul was barking instructions last night to his team mates at Prudhoe, and his organization and experience helped the youngsters to a comfortable win.
“It was nice and wet, that’s for sure.” “But you need to win these games.” “You can’t lose and it was a brilliant performance from the lads.”“They were difficult conditions, but we did really well. In the first half, Prudhoe played very well – especially in the first 20 minutes of the game.”
“They got tired in the second half, which is understandable because their fitness levels are not as high as ours. But we passed the ball around.”
“We want to win every game we play no matter who we play or what competition it is.” “Every game you play you can’t even think about losing.”
“We have a good team this season in the reserves and we are looking to progress.” “There are some good games coming up.”
Like most of the youngsters we now have at the club, Tim has an excellent attitude and temperament. But it’s hard to see how he can break into the first team any time soon, with Given in such good form.
We should give him the games and experience he needs, by loaning the lad out, where we’re sure he’ll do a good job for some club.