Krul hoping for sale

Keeper hoping for fresh chances

Krul: Hopeful

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Tim Krul is hoping Newcastle's protracted sale is soon finalised.

Mike Ashley is still trying to sell the fallen North East giants, but as yet a deal does not seem imminent.

As the sale has not gone through, caretaker boss Chris Hughton remains in charge.

And Krul admits he will not get a chance to push Steve Harper for the number one jersey until a permanent boss is brought in.

Krul told Dutch magazine Sportweek, that he would like to see Barry Moat brought in as he would bring back Alan Shearer to the club.

On Hughton, he commented: "He wants to keep everyone happy, especially the experienced boys.

"Hughton doesn't want any problems with them.

"I need someone to say that I can become his number one goalkeeper, then I can really start to put some pressure on Harper.

"Now I know that even if I have a good match I will be on the bench a week later."

Krul would be happy to see Shearer brought in, saying: "He picked me as his reserve keeper last season, he told me I was a little behind Harper, but if something would happen I would be in, and that was when we were in the Premier League."

Krul has, though, been told he will continue to play in the Carling Cup - having started against Huddersfield in the last round.

"About two weeks from now we will play in the next round against Peterborough and hopefully I will play and we go through.

"I still have two years left on my contract so this is a very important season for me."