Ole Soderburg has been thrust into the limelight after Steve Harper was unfortunately injured over the weekend.
Ole Soderberg – number two goalkeeper at Newcastle right now
That’s because with 22 year-old Fraser Forster out on loan at Glasgow Celtic for the full season, Ole now becomes the number two goalkeeper at Newcastle.
The 20-year-old Swede’s call-up to the first team is a lot different from last season, when he missed lots of playing time because of a knee injury that required surgery. So this is a great chance for the youngster to show what he can do at Newcastle.
Soderberg told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It’s something I’m looking forward to, it will be great for me and, if anything, it’s an honor even to be on the bench for Newcastle United.” “To get to be a substitute in the Carling Cup or the Premier League is a great achievement for a young keeper.”
“I’m not too daunted because I’ve been on the bench before in Carling Cup ties, so it’s not a big problem for me. I’m hoping for the best in the next few weeks.”
“Paul Barron is great to us and he always makes sure we’re ready for the big occasion. He works us really hard in training, but we all enjoy the sessions. I like to work hard in training and try to improve each day. Paul has helped me out a lot since I have been at the club.”
And a little surprisingly Hughton was still undecided on his goalkeeper selection today, although this will be Tim Krul’s 3rd start in 6 days if he starts, after playing the full game for the Reserves against Chelsea last Thursday night.
“It’s not too much of a risk to put Tim in – injuries are part of the game. If you were worried about injuries nobody would play.” “Tim will be a consideration for the game, but Ole also has a chance of playing.”
But we really cannot believe that Chris would put the 20 year-old in at Stamford Bridge , which is a challenge even for the best and most mature players.
But if he does it has to be because the Swedish youngster has been impressive in training.