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Surplus Newcastle goalkeeper on trial at Leeds

5 years ago

Unwanted Newcastle goalkeeper Jak Alnwick has gone on trial at Leeds United.

The Geordie keeper was thrown in at the deep end last season when both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot were injured.

Starting off on a high as he helped Newcastle to overcome Chelsea on his debut as a substitute at St James Park, it was all pretty much downhill from there apart from the 3-2 home win over Everton.

Exposed by the feeble defence in front of him, a tough run of games against the likes of Manchester United, Spurs and Arsenal saw Alnwick concede 19 goals in his 8 appearances.

A loan spell was cut short at Bradford City when he himself picked up an injury.

Now though things could be on the up for Jak Alnwick, as Leeds boss Uwe Rosler has taken him on trial at Elland Road.

Italian Marco Silvestri is set to start the new season as the first choice Leeds keeper but they are in the market for a number two.

This is despite the arrival of Charlie Horton from Cardiff City only last month, though the 20 year old is expected to be given more games and experience with the club’s development squad initially, leaving room for Jak Alnwick to potentially get his chance.

Monday saw Adam Campbell get signed up by Notts County, following Remie Streete joining Port Vale, though the more high profile Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor are yet to commit after also been let go at the end of June.

Good luck to Jak Alnwick and the rest of the Newcastle players who have moved on.


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