Newcastle keeper Tim Krul expects to be fit for start of the season
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is confident he will be fit to start the new Premier League season.
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo
Last Updated: 13/07/13 1:13pm
Krul is currently recovering from a dislocated shoulder that he picked up in April which forced him to miss the final few weeks of last season.
The Dutchman, who has been linked with a possible move to Arsenal, is hopeful he be will ready to feature in a few pre-season games to prove his fitness ahead of their opening Premier League game against Manchester City on August 19.
"I will be fit for the first game of the season [against Manchester City]," said Krul.
"I'll try to get a couple of friendly games to get myself fully up to speed - and I'm right on schedule."