Crawley Town sign England Under-19s goalkeeper Freddie Woodman on loan from Newcastle United

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has joined on loan from Newcastle United. SUS-150729-175101002

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has joined on loan from Newcastle United. SUS-150729-175101002

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Crawley Town have signed their second goalkeeper in a day by bringing in Freddie Woodman on loan from Newcastle United

Freddie joined up with the squad today having just returned from Newcastle’s pre-season tour to the United States,

His loan will keep him at Crawley until January 2 and he will play in tonight’s friendly against Nuneaton Town at Liberty Way.

Although the 18-year-old has yet to make a competitive first-team appearance for Newcastle, he is regarded as deputy to first choice Tim Krul and has also played for England Under-19s.

Manager Mark Yates said: “We are delighted to have been able to bring one of the best young goalkeepers in the country to the club.

“The only thing Freddie lacks at the moment is experience in League football and that is what this loan spell with give him.

He has all the attributes to become a top-class keeper and I have to thank Steve McClaren, Andy Woodman and everyone at Newcastle for letting us have Freddie for the first half of the season.”

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates

“He has all the attributes to become a top-class keeper and I have to thank Steve McClaren, Andy Woodman and everyone at Newcastle for letting us have Freddie for the first half of the season.”

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