Karl Darlow discusses making his Newcastle debut

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The former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper made his debut for Newcastle this week.

Darlow was part of the Newcastle team which beat Northampton Town this week in the League Cup, and he has spoken to the Chronicle about making his debut for the Magpies.

He said: “It was exciting to be picked for the game against Northampton. It was against my hometown club who are close to my heart so it was good to get out there and get a solid victory. I’ll just carry on doing what I am doing and if selected I will do my very best in each game I am selected.”

The Magpies defeated Northampton 4-1, and Darlow impressed in his first game for his new club, having made the move to St James' Park over the summer after spending last term on loan with Forest.

However, he will be back on the substitutes bench this weekend as Tim Krul takes the starting ‘keepers role again in the Premier League.

Krul is rightfully Steve McClaren’s first choice stopper, and it is unlikely Darlow, 24, will make the step up to consistent firs-team appearances any time soon.

He is a solid back-up option for McClaren to call upon when needed, but the transfer to Tyneside was made at the expense of Darlow securing competitive football every weekend.

Darlow is sure to remain in goal for the League Cup third-round tie against Sheffield Wednesday next month, but he will have to wait for a long time before he makes his Premier League bow.

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