Newcastle’s Karl Darlow: It’s like the first day at a new school!

Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles

Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles

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Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow hopes to show that he is a safe pair of hands in pre-season.

The goalkeeper was signed a year ago

It’s like the first day at a new school! It’s good, it’s nice to meet new people and learn from people who’ve got vast experience in the Premier League.

Karl Darlow

But Darlow, 24, was loaned back to Nottingham Forest as part of the deal that also brought defender Jamaal Lascelles to St James’s Park.

Both players reported to the club’s Benton training ground this week ready to start their Newcastle careers.

Darlow said: “Coming here now is very exciting.

“It’s like the first day at a new school! It’s nice to meet new people and learn from people who’ve got vast experience in the Premier League.”

Darlow will compete with No 1 Tim Krul and Rob Elliot for the goalkeeping jersey.

“I’ll do my best in pre-season and see where that leaves me,” he said.

Defender Lascelles, 21, added: “I can’t wait to get going and to play some matches.”