Tim Krul has been struggling with a groin strain all week, and it now seems unlikely that Tim will be able to play against Fulham today, and Rob Elliot, who had a good game on Wednesday night at Morecambe in the 2-0 win, will likely start in goal.
Rob Elliot – likely to start today
Jak Alnwick was on the bench at Morecambe as Tim was receiving treatment for his groin injury, and we don’t know if Tim will make the bench today – probably not.
Rob Elliot is one of the most improved players at Newcastle from this time last year, and he now looks to be a bargain buy for Newcastle, when he was brought in from Charlton Athletic two years ago.
This is what manager Pardew had to say about his deputy goalkeeper:
“When Rob was at Charlton we got him under the radar for nothing really for a Premier League player.” “He looked a bit nervous on his debut that night at Nottingham Forest two years ago but we had such faith in him and he’s repaid that faith, actually more so.”
” He’s not just pushing Tim but he’s a Premier League goalie by anyone’s game.” “Fair play to him that was a real good bit of business on our part.” “He’s a cracking lad and he’s very comfortable on the ball; it’s only when the group really accept you that you can be like that.”
Rob has become a good goalkeeper at Newcastle, and with his solid performances in the Newcastle goal, the former Charlton Athletic goalkeeper will keep Tim Krul on his toes this season.
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