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Newcastle target Al-Habsi as emergency keeper signing

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is eyeing Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi.

Pardew hopes to take Al-Habsi on an emergency loan, says the Daily Mail.

Newcastle are making a fresh appeal to the Premier League board in a bid to bring in an emergency keeper signing.

Pardew said: "We have two fit professionals and until you're down to one you can't have an emergency loan. Freddie Woodman is one, even though he's 17. Karl Darlow can't be called back so that rule is wrong.

"If every other club can have an emergency loan and we can't because we've got a player out on loan for a year doesn't make sense. I think that is going to be looked at."

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