Eddie Howe supports Martin Dubravka as a replacement for Nick Pope

Eddie Howe fully believes that Martin Dubravka can step up and fill the void left by Nick Pope’s injury, as Newcastle’s first-choice goalkeeper is set to be out of action for up to four months due to a shoulder injury. Howe’s confidence in Dubravka is high, and the head coach is counting on his skills to lead the team in Pope’s absence.

Dubravka, Loris Karius, and Mark Gillespie will all have the opportunity to take Pope’s place, with Dubravka expected to be in the starting lineup for Newcastle’s upcoming match against Everton. Howe expressed his faith in Dubravka’s abilities and is optimistic about his performance in the matches to come.

Despite speculations about potentially recruiting a new goalkeeper, Howe asserted that the club has not made any decisions about recruitment leading into January. As for Pope, he is gearing up for a surgery and a lengthy recovery period, although his determination to make England’s Euro 2024 squad remains strong.

On the other end of the age spectrum, 17-year-old midfielder Lewis Miley has been called upon to step up and has amazed everyone with his performances in recent games. Howe is impressed by the youngster’s poise and skill, and he will continue to be given opportunities on the pitch.

The team is facing challenges, but Howe is counting on the depth of the squad to navigate through the tough period and continue to perform at a high level.