Newcastle United update: Darlow targets Championship run and De Jong reveals Premier League dream

Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow.

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Karl Darlow’s ready to prove himself all over again in the Championship with relegated Newcastle United.

Darlow – who has experience of the division from his time at Nottingham Forest – could start next season in goal.

No 1 goalkeeper Tim Krul recovering from a long-term knee injury, is pencilled in to return to training in pre-season, while Rob Elliot won’t be fit until later this year.

Darlow played the final eight games of last season after Elliot, like Krul before him, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in March.

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Holland striker Luuk de Jong insists that he can score goals in the Premier League despite flopping during a loan spell at Newcastle.

The 25-year-old has netted 58 times in two seasons for PSV and has been linked with a move to Southampton in recent months.

De Jong enhanced his reputation with a fine header for his country during Friday’s 1-1 draw in Ireland and says he should not be judged on a goalless 12-game stay at Newcastle, where his brother, Siem, currently plays.

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