Krul withdraws from Netherlands squad

Newcastle will soon learn if their No.1 goalkeeper is facing a spell on the sidelines after the Dutchman sustained an elbow injury whilst training with his national team
Newcastle will soon learn the fate of their goalkeeper Tim Krul, who left the Netherlands squad and returned to the North East on Saturday after suffering an elbow injury in training.

The 24-year-old, who exclusively revealed to that being in the starting line-up for the Netherlands was "a dream true", has established himself as a fans favourite at St James' Park in recent seasons after a series of sensational performances.

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The keeper's brilliant form has not escaped the attention of those in the Netherlands either, with Krul becoming a regular on the international scene recently.

The shot-stopper is reportedly viewed as a serious contender for the first-choice goalkeeping spot by national manager Louis van Gaal, who handed Krul his first start for the Oranje against Turkey on Friday night.

With the player now having his injury assessed by the medical team at Newcastle, both Van Gaal and Magpies boss Alan Pardew will be hoping there is no extensive damage.