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Report: Newcastle set to name four goalkeepers in squad after quiet window

Newcastle United are set to name four goalkeepers in their 25-man Premier League squad.

According to The Athletics’ Chris Waugh, Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman and Mark Gillespie are all going to be named in the exclusive squad.

This comes off the back of a quiet transfer window in which Steve Bruce was only able to welcome one senior player to St. James’ Park in Joe Willock.

Meanwhile, a number of players were allowed to leave.

The likes of Andy Carroll, Henri Saivet and Christian Atsu’s contracts were all allowed to expire, while Florian Lejeune was sold to Alaves, Yoshinori Muto’s contract was terminated and Matty Longstaff was loaned out (Sky Sports).

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The Magpies will be pleased with the signing of Willock, who shone on loan last season with an impressive eight goals in 14 games, including seven in his final seven (Transfermarkt).

However, as he was the only senior signing, Bruce now faces a dilemma as he names his Premier League squad with only 21 outfield players.

More worryingly is the fact that injury-prone Callum Wilson and goal-shy Joelinton and Dwight Gayle are the club’s only centre-forwards.

There is the prospect of young loanee Santiago Munoz, although upon his deadline day signing the club made it clear he was joining their academy setup as opposed to the senior side (Club website).

On the bright side, Bruce has steered Newcastle to 13th and 12th-placed finishes in his first two seasons, so relegation fears can be soothed by the fact that the Magpies have been comfortably clear of the drop so far.

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