Karl Darlow reacts on Twitter to Stuart Broad suggesting he's England material

Stuart Broad

The Nottingham Forest fan has light-heartedly backed the Newcastle United goalkeeper for the Three Lions squad.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow was flattered that Nottingham Forest fan and England cricketer Stuart Broad said he would pick him for the England football team.

The 25-year-old impressed at Nottingham Forest before securing a move to Newcastle last season. He then spent a further campaign at Forest on loan from the St James' Park outfit.

And Broad light-heartedly suggested that he would pick Darlow for the England team, to which he responded with the following on Twitter:

In all seriousness, Darlow would do well to prove he is Newcastle material let alone ready for England.

Tim Krul's injury blow has made things even more difficult for the Magpies after a desperate start to the Premier League season and Darlow would seemingly have been second choice were he not injured.

A speedy recovery would be welcome for all Newcastle fans, then, while Nottingham Forest supporters would no doubt have also watched on with intrigue as he received his first regular run of games in the top flight.

It could still happen for the youngster - he just needs to get fit for the St James' Park outfit as soon as possible.

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