Our very promising young Dutch goalkeeper, Tim Krul, will get another start tonight in the 3rd round Carling Cup tie at Peterborough.
Tim Krul – starts in goal tonight for Newcastle
The West Brom game remains Krul’s only league appearance for the side, and he’s now very much hoping for a win tonight, so he can get more first team games as the club progresses in the Carling Cup.
The 21-year-old Dutch goalkeeper told the Newcastle official site today:
“The Carling Cup is a good chance for me at the moment to get games and so, of course, I’m desperate for us to go through,” .
“The last round was an exciting game but I’d settle for a boring 1-0 to us this time.”
“But I just have to keep myself in the best possible shape and, if needed, be ready to come straight in.
“That’s all you can do, prepare for each match as if you’re going to be thrown on at any time.
“But to know you’re starting is always nice and I can’t wait for the Peterborough game now.”
Since Tim played his electrifying 45 minutes of the second half against WBA on the first day of the season, in which he made 4 great saves and was Man of the Mach to get Newcastle a 1-1 draw, he has seen Steve Harper in the best form of his career.
So it may be difficult for him to get too many first team games right now, but with injuries and form changes, Tim knows he has to be ready, and his chance could come at any time.
That’s part and parcel of being a professional footballer. and Tim is well aware of that.
We look for Tim and the defense tonight o keep a clean sheet and increase out chances of going through to the next round of The Carling Cup at the first attempt.