Newcastle United will not be allowed to use the emergency loan window to bring in another goalkeeper.

The Magpies lost Rob Elliot to a muscle injury against Chelsea at the weekend just weeks after Tim Krul damaged an ankle in training.

That leaves Alan Pardew with 21-year-old Jak Alnwick as his only fit goalkeeper. The rookie stopper came on for his Newcastle debut against Chelsea at the weekend and made a couple of impressive saves, most notably from Diego Costa’s shot.

Despite having two first-team goalkeepers injured, the FA have ruled that Newcastle are not allowed to use the emergency window to find a more experienced keeper. The league’s governing body have said that as the Geordies have three registered goalies, a move for another is not permitted.

Those three goalkeepers are Krul, Elliot and Karl Darlow, despite the latter being unable to be recalled from his loan spell at Nottingham Forest.

Alnwick does not have to be registered as he is under 23, while fellow teenagers Freddie Woodman and Paul Woolston are also included in the Premier League squad.

The fact that Darlow still counts as a Newcastle player despite being bound to Forest for the entirety of the season seems ridiculous but it means that local lad Alnwick will get a run in the first-team after being refused a period on loan earlier this season.

The 21-year-old was ready to get experience out on loan at a lower league club but is now going to start for the first team against Arsenal next weekend before keeping goal in the Tyne-Wear derby.
No pressure, Jak.