Krul to make Newcastle injury return today against Celtic

INJURY RETURN ... Tim Krul.
INJURY RETURN ... Tim Krul.

TIM Krul will bid to prove his fitness ahead of Newcastle United’s trip to Chelsea on Saturday when he plays in a behind-closed-doors game against Celtic’s Under-21s this afternoon.

The goalkeeper – who has been out since suffering an ankle injury in training in November – is expected to return to first-team action at Stamford Bridge.

However, first he will line up for United in today’s friendly.

Caretaker manager John Carver confirmed: “Tim Krul is taking part in a behind-closed-doors game v Celtic.

“If he comes through that he will be available for the weekend.”

Jonas Gutierrez is also set to play in the game as he pushes closer to a first-team return.