Young goalkeeper Dan Langley will be handed another chance to shine for Newcastle United in the club’s next pre-season game against Doncaster Rovers.
Steve Bruce handed the 20-year-old his debut last weekend.
Langley played a full 90 minutes against York City, and really impressed between the sticks.
He pulled off some good saves and looked handy with the ball at his feet.
He was unfortunate not to come away with a clean sheet, but it was a brilliant header that beat him.
According to the Chronicle, with Martin Dubravka injured and Karl Darlow, Mark Gillespie and Freddie Woodman all unavailable, Langley will get the nod again on Friday.
Darlow’s positive Covid-19 test has ruled out Gillespie and Woodman.
So Langley will get another chance to prove himself, and 16-year-old Max Thompson will be on the bench.
Langley has some fantastic goalkeeping talent ahead of him at the moment.
But a few strong pre-season performances could put him in contention for a first-team squad spot in the future.
Martin Dubravka said last year of Langley (via nufc.co.uk): “He is a great young lad as well and he has a great future in front of him.”
Bruce will also potentially be able to field striker Joelinton against Doncaster.
The Brazilian hobbled off against York and was pictured on the sidelines with an ice pack against his thigh.
Apparently there has been no serious damage though, and the South American may feature in some capacity.