Nottingham Forest will keep Darlow despite Newcastle's goalkeeping injury woes

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Nottingham Forest fans will have nothing to worry about today, with Newcastle unable to recall Karl Darlow from his loan spell at the City Ground.

Nottingham Forest's start to the season has been superb under new manager Stuart Pearce, with the former England Under-21 manager splashing out £7m on winger Michail Antonio and striker Britt Assombalonga - two deals which have really paid dividends so far this term.

Yet Pearce was only able to complete both of those deals because Forest sold goalkeeper Karl Darlow and defender Jamaal Lascelles to Newcastle United for a combined £7m. However, in order to agree the sales, Forest demanded to have Darlow and Lascelles back on loan for the season - which the Magpies agreed to.

The Magpies themselves have endured a tough season and could probably do with the likes of Darlow and Lascelles with manager Alan Pardew under increasing pressure to get results - and he would particularly need Darlow right now.

Newcastle were today served with a blow as goalkeeper Tim Krul has been sidelined through an elbow injury, and with suspected ligament damage, the Dutchman could be sidelined for some time.

The news has led to many Magpies fans asking whether the club can recall Darlow from his spell back at the City Ground, but upon the terms of the transfer, there is no recall clause in the contract, meaning the 24-year-old will remain with Forest for the entire season - leaving Newcastle to use Rob Elliot in goal for their upcoming Premier League fixture against Leicester City this weekend, and possibly beyond.

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