18-year-old goalkeeper Freddie Woodman reacts on Twitter after making Newcastle return

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Newcastle teenager Freddie Woodman has been recalled from his loan spell at Crawley Town.

Newcastle United confirmed on their official website earlier today that goalkeeper Tim Krul has been ruled out for the rest of the season having suffered knee ligament damage on international duty.

Krul, 27, fell awkwardly whilst playing for the Netherlands against Kazakhstan on Saturday, and the Dutchman will now be on the sidelines for the rest of the campaign.

With second choice goalkeeper Karl Darlow also injured, Newcastle are facing a goalkeeping crisis, giving Rob Elliot a chance between the sticks.

Steve McClaren has therefore moved to recall 18-year-old shot stopper Freddie Woodman from his loan stay at League Two Crawley Town, meaning he could be in contention to play for the Magpies after the international break.

The teenager, who joined Newcastle from Crystal Palace back in 2013, has been a regular for England at youth level, and is certainly considered to be a player with great potential on Tyneside.

Now, he returns to St. James' Park to train with the first team, and offer cover for Elliot in case of yet another goalkeeping injury for Newcastle.

After the Magpies confirmed Woodman's return on their official website, the youngster took to Twitter to admit that he was 'gutted' to be leaving Crawley to return to Newcastle, having enjoyed his time at the club.

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