Newcastle United news: Goalkeeper latest, striker on trial

Rob Elliot
Rob Elliot

Newcastle United's goalkeeping crisis has dominated this week's headlines on Tyneside.

The club had been ready to ask the Premier League to bring in a goalkeeper on an emergency loan after Rob Elliot aggravated a thigh injury in last week's goalless draw against Stoke City.

Adam Armstrong

Adam Armstrong

Teenager Freddie Woodman had also been put on standby to play against Bournemouth on Saturday.

But the odds are on Elliot recovering in time to play at the Goldsands Stadium.

Former Newcastle goalkeeper Jak Alnwick has been talking about his experience deputising for Tim Krul and Rob Elliot last season.

Meanwhile, United have run the rule over a teenage striker at the club's Benton training ground.

And Newcastle forward Adam Armstrong, on loan at Coventry City, has been compared to Manchester City's Sergio Aguero by a former England international after netting two more goals for the League One club.