There were fears TimKrul could be out of action starting with this weekend’s trip to West Brom but scans identified there was no major damage to his muscle tissue.

Krul struggled through the closing stages of the win against Norwich and it would have been going into the unknown if he’d had to miss any matches. With Tim between the sticks I would say it almost doubles our chances of success compared to the alternatives.

The fitness boost was actually announced through Tim Krul on Twitter, “Just had result back of the MRI scan.. All clear.. Already looking forward”.

Obviously everybody at the club will be just relieved the news is positive but I don’t know how impressed Newcastle United will be with how the news was put out there.

Ryan Taylor’s latest injury was put out in the public domain thanks to the player using Twitter….only for Taylor to pull that message from his Twitter account.

You can only assume the club had a word in his ear and it does call into question what on earth is the value for football clubs of their players sending out message to tens of thousands of people on a whim.