Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

LET'S SHOW SOME BOTTLE; No Repeat of Posh Cup Defeat: Krul: Let's Show Bottle: Krul

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

LET'S SHOW SOME BOTTLE; No Repeat of Posh Cup Defeat: Krul: Let's Show Bottle: Krul

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Byline: LEE RYDER

TIM KRUL has urged Newcastle United to show they've got the "bottle" to keep their Carling Cup dream alive ahead of the tricky tie away to Accrington Stanley.

Krul hopes it won't be a case of crying over spilt milk against the team famed for a 1980s advert in which two young Liverpool fans fight over a bottle of milk to avoid playing for Accrington Stanley.

The Dutch stopper hopes that it won't be a case of "Who are they?" when Newcastle arrive at the Crown Ground tonight.

He told the Chronicle: "I heard about the milk advert then saw it onr the web!

"To be honest it was my dad who called me straight away from Holland and he was asking who they were!

"But for me it is a big game and a chance to push on."

Krul and the United young guns endured a torrid night at London Road last season against the then Championship strugglers in a 2-0 loss that could have been double figures had it not been for the Dutch ace.

He said: "You only have to look at last season against Peterborough.

"But don't worry I will make sure that every player that is involved is aware of that! That's what I will be telling them!" Krul will pull out all of the stops to keep his season alive and kicking tonight against Accrington though.

The Dutchman - who has been tipped for international greatness by his idol Edwin van der Sar - knows that a shock early exit at the Crown Ground could see him sentenced to another spell on the sidelines in his role as understudy to Steve Harper.

Harper and Krul have rekindled a similar battle to the one United's longest serving player had with former star Shay Given.

But Krul knows that all eyes will be on him tonight against Accrington.

Krul - who snubbed interest from Juventus to sign a four-year deal recently - told the Chronincle: "I was glad to commit and it was harder the longer it dragged on.

"But like I said all the way through I just wanted to play for Newcastle. …

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