Photos: Tim Krul back in Newcastle United training

Newcastle United's Tim Krul celebrates after the match

Tim Krul has started pre-season training with Newcastle United.

Newcastle's Tim Krul

Newcastle United have started pre-season training ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.

The Magpies will feature in the Championship next season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

It will be hard for Newcastle to finish in the top two of the Championship next season, and all the players will need to give their best.

Newcastle United's Tim Krul

One player who will be looking forward to the new season is Tim Krul, who was injured for most of the 2015-16 campaign.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper suffered suffered anterior cruciate knee ligament injury while on international duty with the Netherlands back in October 2015.

The Netherlands international missed the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign, but he has been recovering well and was caught on camera training with his Newcastle teammates on Sunday (see photos below).

Newcastle United's Tim Krul

Krul was the first-choice goalkeeper at Newcastle before he suffered the long-term injury, but he may not be guaranteed of getting back his place as soon as he is fully fit.

Rob Elliot did well in goal following the injury to Krul, but the Republic of Ireland international was ruled out of action for the final weeks of the 2015-16 season when he suffered anterior cruciate ligament problem in late March.

Newcastle United's Tim Krul celebrates after the match

Karl Darlow came in for Elliot, and the 25-year-old former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper did relatively well.

Krul has been linked with a move away from Newcastle in the summer transfer window, with The Guardian reporting last month that Everton are interested in the Dutchman.

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