Photos: Freddie Woodman and Brendan Pearson compete in Newcastle United first-team training

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The teenage goalkeepers will both be hoping to get a chance at St James Park in the future.

Newcastle United are in action this weekend taking on Stoke City tomorrow afternoon at St James Park with the aim of putting behind them the 3-0 defeat to Sunderland in the Wear-Tyne derby last weekend.

The team were in training at a rainy Darsley Park earlier today and seemed in high spirits despite the weather conditions and recent troubles on the pitch.

One area where Newcastle are currently thin on the ground is in the goalkeeping department - which was evident with the presence of one 18-year-old in today's training session.

With Tim Krul out for most of the season with a serious looking knee injury Rob Elliot is now the Newcastle number one. Karl Darlow is also out injured at the moment meaning that England under-19 goalkeeper Freddie Woodman was called back from his loan spell at Crawley Town to become the current second choice option.

But he was not the only 18-year-old goalkeeper in action at training today. Brendan Pearson was also snapped in first-team training for Newcastle United earlier today.

The teenager is a boyhood Newcastle fan who is a big fan of former Toon stopper Fraser Forster.

He will be hoping to follow in his footsteps and make it as a senior pro, but has a way to go if he is to feature for Newcastle any time soon.

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