With nine weeks until the Championship season kicks off, Tim Krul has given an update on his recovery from the long-term injury he suffered when away with Holland.

It was 10 October 2015 in Kazakhstan where the Newcastle keeper was ruled out for the season, whilst his final game of the season proved to be a week prior to that, in the 6-1 hammering at Manchester City.

Tim Krul had previously said he was on schedule to hopefully be back in time for the new season and this latest update appears to be even more positive.

Tim Krul using his Twitter account to say:

“Another great day training..

“Can’t wait to get back playing #NearlyThere.”

The United keeper also posted a video (watch it below) of him training with goalkeeping coach Simon Smith alongside the text message, suggesting that he is bang on course to compete with Karl Darlow to start the season as number one, whilst Rob Elliot will be back sometime during the season from his own long-term injury.

No news as yet though on what will happen contractually with Tim Krul.

The Dutch keeper is one of many first team squad players who only have one year remaining on their contracts, meaning they would/could leave for nothing in 12 months time unless a new deal is agreed.

As well as Krul, the likes of Papiss Cisse, Vurnon Anita, Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote also find themselves in this position.