Newcastle United set for goalkeeper reshuffle with fringe man set for Hibs chance

Newcastle United are set for a goalkeeper reshuffle with Steve Bruce set to hand fringe man Karl Darlow minutes at Easter Road.

By Liam Kennedy
Tuesday, 30 July, 2019, 07:00
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Freddie Woodman of Newcastle United celebrates his sides fourth goal during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United at Ewood Park on January 15, 2019 in Blackburn, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Youngster Freddie Woodman, who looks set to depart on loan before the end of the summer window, played the full 90 minutes in Saturday’s defeat at Preston, but it is the turn of former Nottingham Forest goalie Darlow against Hibs this evening.

Martin Dubravka was absent at Deepdale, sparking rumours of an exit with PSG reportedly sniffing around the Slovakian international.

But head coach Bruce made it clear that he was keen to see his other two keepers get gametime ahead of the Premier League kick-off in less than a fortnight.

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He said: “We just wanted to have the goalkeeper (Woodman) to have some minutes too. Darlow will probably play at Hibs on Tuesday. It’s important they rotate, in case something happens to our number one.”

£35million striker Joelinton could partner Miguel Almiron again.