Newcastle in keeper emergency

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Newcastle United will hold discussions with the Premier League over signing an emergency keeper on loan after a number of injuries to 3 senior keepers.

With the derby match against Sunderland on Sunday getting ever closer, Newcastle will hope their appeal is accepted and they can find a suitable keeper in time.

Third-choice keeper Jak Alnwick, 21, injured his shoulder at Tottenham as Freddie Woodman, 17, sat on the bench, whilst regular number one Tim Krul and his deputy Rob Elliot are already injured.

Newcastle boss, Alan Pardew spoke to BBC Sport and said, “There is no way that a 17-year-old should be allowed to go in goal at Premier League level. Jak has an injury to his shoulder so we’re going to have to see,” added Pardew on his chances of facing Sunderland. “We will perhaps talk to the Premier League about his situation.”

The Toon Army had signed Nottingham Forest keeper, Karl Darlow earlier this season, but loaned him straight back to Forest and it was revealed they would not be allowed to recall the keeper.

For such a huge tie, will Newcastle be ready to find a suitable choice between the sticks?