Friedel on Krul; “In the second half there were consequences of balls hitting him or him making great saves and it is a day he will remember, I’m sure. As a goalkeeper, we’ve all had them. He’s had one here.”
Natural replacements Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara are both battling hamstring injuries while Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa could also do a job out there, with fit again skipper Fabricio Coloccini slotting into his vacated centre-half position.
Hot-shot Armstrong has also scored five goals in seven appearances for Newcastle United in the Barclays Under 21 Premier League and was also included in the first-team squad that travelled to Morecambe for the second round of this season’s League Cup.