Good news today that Tim Krul seems to have a chance of making the game at Everton on Monday evening, after he had to withdraw with an elbow injury from the Dutch squad over the weekend.
Tim Krul - has chance of making Everton game
But since that time Tim has been receiving medical treatment back at Newcastle, and it seems the injury may not be too bad, and he could even play on Monday night, which will be good news for Newcastle fans.
The initial word that was coming out of the Dutch camp last weekend was that Tim could be out for up to four weeks, and since returning to Tyneside the new Dutch manager Van Gaal has assured the Newcastle goalkeeper that he is still number one goalkeeper for Holland.
In Tim’s absence last night, Maarten Stekelenburg was in goal for Holland, in their rather easy 4-1 win in Hungary.
Newcastle start a tough 7 games in 20 days schedule starting on Monday night, and if Tim cannot make the game on Monday, veteran Steve Harper will come in, but then we have to play at CS Maritimo next Thursday night, so Steve could see himself playing in that game too.
We don’t think Alan Pardew will play Rob Elliot in that game, and Rob hasn’t looked all that steady when he’s played in Newcastle’s colors, but of course he also deserves a chance to prove himself.
If Tim is fit enough for Thursday evening he could well get the start at Maritimo.
Rob Elliot last played for Newcastle in the club’s pre-season 1-1 draw with Fenerbahce in Austria, but since then it’s clear that Steve Harper has become the back-up to Tim.
To ensure nothing happens to Rob Elliot, Newcastle will now probably play jack Alnwick in goal in the U21 game against Southampton on Friday night, at Whitley Park with a 7:00pm kick-off.
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