Our new signing – 23 year-old goalkeeper Karl Darlow has made a good start to the season with a clean sheet in the 2-0 home win against Blackpool last Saturday – and a 1-0 away win last night at Tranmere – and that was in spite of Forest’s Michael Mancienne, the former Chelsea player, being sent off after 51 minutes.
Karl Darlow – Newcastle goalkeeper on loan at Nottingham Forest
So its been a decent start to the season by Stuart Pearce’s side, and they will be at Bolton on Saturday in their second league game of the season.
Newcastle’s other player at Nottingham Forest – Jamaal Lascelles has missed both games as he is recovering from injury.
Last season Karl was a regular for Forest and played 45 times in all competitions, while Jamaal played 34 times with 3 goals.
The 6 ft 1 ins tall goalkeeper is likely to become part of the first team squad at Newcastle next summer, and Karl is likely to become a big challenge to our current goalkeeper – Holland International and World Cup legend Tim Krul.
We’re sure that’s the plan anyway – and if Newcastle continue to look weak in central defense, we could see the emergence of Australian International Curtis Good this season, once he recovers from the hip injury he picked up in his very first International in early March.
And then next summer Jamaal should be available, and be pushing for a first team slot at Newcastle.
We’ll continue to follow Karl and Jamaal at Nottingham Forest throughout this season.
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