Newcastle keeper Tim Krul steps up rehabilitation after shoulder surgery
Tim Krul is looking forward to being fit for the start of the new season as he continues his recovery from surgery.
Last Updated: 27/06/13 3:53pm
The Holland international missed the last five games of the season after dislocating his shoulder in the 3-0 defeat to Sunderland on 14 April.
He underwent an operation a few days later and has since stepped up his rehabilitation in a bid to be fit for pre-season.
"Just finished my first proper gym session of the new season. Shoulder is coming on well. Can't wait for season to start," tweeted the 25-year-old.
Steve Harper Rob Elliot deputised when Krul was unavailable or rested last term, but the Harper will formally leave the club after 20 years on July 1 when his contract expires, leaving Elliot and youngster Jak Alnwick to provide the back-up.