Former Norwich winger reacts on Twitter to Newcastle goalkeeper injury

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Norwich's chances of winning this weekend have just increased thanks to Newcastle's misfortunes.

Football can be a cruel game, and nobody will be feeling that more so than Newcastle United fans this morning.

Goalkeeper Rob Elliott was stretchered off against the Republic of Ireland with a serious looking knee injury, a case of terrible timing for his club.

Newcastle United are in a desperate position in the Premier League table, in 19th place with nine games to go, and visit 17th placed Norwich City this weekend.

Former Norwich winger Darren Eadie offered his commiserations to Elliott upon hearing the news, but immediately twigged it could be a positive for the Canaries.

The game is one Newcastle cannot afford to lose if they are to haul themselves out of trouble, but their job has got a lot harder.

New manager Rafa Benitez will have to call upon one of inexperienced duo Karl Darlow or Freddie Woodman at Carrow Road, and hope he has made the right call.

First choice stopper Tim Krul is out with an injury he sustained on international duty with Holland earlier this season.

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