Newcastle United player, with eight 2014-15 appearances, joins Bradford City on loan

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Jak Alnwick will be at Valley Parade until the end of the season.

Earlier in the season Newcastle United found themselves in a spot of bother regarding their goalkeeping options. They lost both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot to injury in quick succession, meaning they had to call upon young stopper Jak Alnwick.

The 21-year-old, who is the younger brother of Peterborough goalie Ben Alwnick, came on at half-time in the Premier League win against Chelsea in December 2014. He then went on to play eight games for the club, but started to show signs of his inexperience with mistakes against Arsenal and Tottenham.

When Krul returned to fitness in January, Alnwick was dropped completely and is now considered fourth choice stopper with The Toon - Krul, Elliot and Freddie Woodman ahead of him in the pecking order.

With that in mind he has been sent out on loan. The BBC have confirmed that Alnwick has joined FA Cup quarter finalists Bradford City on loan for the rest of the season.

It comes after Sunderland stopper Jordan Pickford’s loan spell at Valley Parade came to an end and he headed back to the North East, with Alnwick heading down.

Any dreams of Wembley will have to be put aside for the player. He featured for Newcastle against Leicester City in the FA Cup earlier in the season, so is cup-tied for their replay v Reading and potential trip to play Arsenal.

Alnwick, however, will just be hoping to get plenty of first-team football for the remainder of this season.

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