Karl Darlow has told the Chronicle that he wants to stay with Newcastle United for as long as possible.
Darlow was brought to Newcastle from Nottingham Forest back in 2014, and he has made a positive impression at St. James’ Park.
The 26-year-old did a solid job when called upon in the Premier League last season, and he has been very impressive this time around.
Darlow actually started the season as a back-up choice at Newcastle, with Matz Sels replacing him in goal, but the 6ft 1inch stopper has forced his way back into Rafael Benitez’s starting line-up in recent weeks.
Darlow has now played in Newcastle’s last eight Championship matches, and he has kept four clean-sheets.
Darlow is loving life at St. James’ Park at the moment, and the goalkeeper claims he wants to remain on Tyneside for as long as possible now.
“To represent this massive football club is incredible. I just want it to continue as long as possible,” he said.
“I just enjoy football. It’s a short career and you need to make sure you enjoy it every time you go out on the pitch.”
Darlow’s place in Newcastle’s goal is set to come under threat when Rob Elliot returns from injury.
Elliot was brilliant for Newcastle in the Premier League last term, but picked up an injury that has kept him out ever since.
The Republic of Ireland international is now edging closer to fitness, though, and it remains to be seen whether he will become Benitez’s number one when he does get back to peak condition.
Newcastle are currently top of the Championship table, with their next match coming against Blackburn Rovers.