Tim Krul is again a doubt for the tough game at St. Mary’s on Saturday afternoon, and it turns out he was injured in Newcastle’s 3-0 defeat at home against Everton on Tuesday evening.
Tim Krul - a doubt for Saturday
It looks like Tim will travel with the squad and be assessed on Saturday morning before the game, and back-up goalkeeper Rob Elliot is standing by in case he’s needed.
Krul has so far played in every Premier League game this season, so we hope he maintains that record on Saturday.
And just in case Jak Alnwick did not play last night for the U21 side in their great 1-0 home win against Manchester United, and that’s because he may be needed on the bench on Saturday.
Schoolboy goalkeeper Paul Woolston played in goal, and it was the impressive Remie Streete who scored the winner for Newcastle four minutes into the second half.
Tim Krul has not had the best of seasons at Newcastle, and he could well miss out on Holland’s World Cup squad for the summer, and that would be a pity.
And it wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle consider bringing in another top goalkeeper this summer, to challenge the Dutchman for the number one goalkeeper jersey next season.
Late news – Alan Pardew confirmed that that Krul will miss the next two or three games and Rob Elliot will deputize.
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