The Magpies boss is set to have his defensive options boosted with the shot-stopper almost fit, while Danny Simpson could also recover from a knock to face Reading at the weekend
Goalkeeper Krul has been out of action after injuring his elbow while away on international duty for Holland, with Steve Harper forced to deputise in his absence.
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The former Manchester United defender has been sidelined since picking up a hamstring injury during his side’s 1-1 draw against Aston Villa on September 2.
Both could be fit to make a return to the starting line-up when the Magpies travel to face Reading on Saturday.
Speaking to The Evening Chronicle, Pardew said: "Danny will train Thursday or Friday all being well.
"Tim is looking for the all-clear on Wednesday to start back."
Pardew takes his team to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the League Cup before then and could be boosted for that game by the returns of Cheikh Tiote and Fabricio Coloccini.