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Alan Pardew considering emergency loan keeper once he’s checked rules

6 years ago

The pain at White Hart Lane wasn’t just confined to the scoreline, with Alan Pardew saying he’d now look into getting an emergency loan keeper…once he’d checked the rules.

Third choice keeper Jak Alnwick was treated twice on the pitch for a shoulder injury and the Newcastle manager said he would be assessing the goalkeeper’s fitness ahead of Sunderland on Sunday.

With only 3 days to go to that derby match, Newcastle will need to decide quickly and of course you then have the problem of finding a decent keeper and hoping he can hit the ground running.

Alan Pardew;

“He has (Jak Alnwick) hurt his shoulder so we are going to have to see.

“It is something we have to look at because there is no way that a 17-year-old (Freddie Woodman), who’s our fourth choice, should be allowed to go in goal at this level.”

Checking the rules;

“I think we will perhaps talk to the Premier League about Jak’s situation and to be honest, I’m not actually sure (with regard to  the rules), I will have to speak to the chief executive.

“I know that the rules do allow you to have an emergency goalkeeper if you have only got one senior fit goalie. Freddie Woodman is classed as a senior even though he is only 17 because he’s a professional.”

3 days to D Day;

“I haven’t really thought about it yet and we are not really sure Jak’s shoulder is that bad, but we are only 3 days to the next game so he hasn’t a lot of recovery time if there is damage.”


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