It’s almost the worst news imaginable that Rob Elliot the Newcastle goalkeeper has been stretchered off early in the game this afternoon playing for Ireland against Slovakia with what looks like a bad knee injury.
Stoch had just put Slovakia ahead after 14 minutes when Rob sustained what looks like a bad injury.
This was always likely to happen and we had mentioned it a few times that if Rob was injured we have only Karl Darlow and young Freddie Woodman who have one Premier League game between them.
Rob Elliot – looks like bad knee injury
It’s not clear to us that we qualify to bring in another goalkeeper on an emergency loan since we have two goalkeepers on contract available.
This is why we could have signed up former goalkeeper Steven Harper, but he’s been signed up by Sunderland and Sam Allardyce.
To us this is even more evidence that those in charge at the club don’t know what they are doing and and don;pt seem to plan for things that could happen in the future.
We warned about this possibility months ago and once again we lose a key player who gets injured on International duty.
This is what we wrote at the beginning of February in one of the articles:
“And we just shudder in case the brilliant Rob Elliot gets injured because if he is out, we don’t see any plan in place from Newcastle other than to play the inexperienced Karl Darlow in goal.”
We wrote this in January asking what was Newcastle’s plan in case Elliot got injured?