Karl Darlow

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Karl Darlow
Karl Darlow 14-04-12.png
Darlow playing for Newport County in 2012
Personal information
Full name Karl Darlow[1]
Date of birth (1990-10-08) 8 October 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Northampton, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
(on loan from Newcastle United)
Number 1
Youth career
1998–2006 Aston Villa
2006–2010 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Nottingham Forest 64 (0)
2012 Newport County (loan) 8 (0)
2012 Walsall (loan) 7 (0)
2013 Walsall (loan) 2 (0)
2014– Newcastle United 0 (0)
2014– Nottingham Forest (loan) 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:02, 18 September 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Karl Darlow (born 8 October 1990) is an English footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest on loan from Newcastle United, as a goalkeeper. He is the grandson of former Wales international forward Ken Leek who was part of Wales 1958 World Cup squad.

Club career[edit]

Nottingham Forest[edit]

Weeks after being released by Aston Villa at the age of 16, Villa goalkeeping coach Eric Steele recommended Darlow to Forest and he was signed up to their academy. After impressive displays in the reserve team Darlow was awarded a space on the bench where he was present for the majority of the 2010–11 season. His debut was against Crystal Palace, on the last day of the 2010–11 season, as a substitute for Lee Camp. The Reds won the game 3–0, a result that secured them a play-off spot.[3]

Loan to Newport County[edit]

In March 2012, Darlow joined Newport County in the Conference National league on loan for a month.[4][5][6] He made his first appearance for the club in a 1–0 home win against Gateshead.[7]

Loans to Walsall[edit]

On 21 September 2012, Darlow joined Walsall on loan for one month.[8] While there, he signed a new three-year contract at parent club Forest, keeping him there until 2015.[9] On 22 October, his loan with Walsall was extended until 22 December 2012,[10] however Forest recalled him four days later owing to an injury to Forest goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov.[11]

He rejoined Walsall on 1 January 2013 on a one-month loan deal, with the view to extending the loan until the end of the season,[12]

Return to Nottingham Forest[edit]

Darlow was recalled again on 10 January[13] after first choice Lee Camp had been told he could leave the club on a free transfer.[14] On 12 January 2013 he made his full Forest league debut in the 2–1 win over Peterborough, and ended with 20 league appearances for the club in the 2012–13 season.[15] Darlow signed a new four-year contract on 23 August 2013 and established himself as manager Billy Davies's first-choice goalkeeper despite the summer arrival of Dorus de Vries.[16][17]

Newcastle United[edit]

On 9 August 2014, Darlow signed a contract with Premier League club Newcastle United. As part of the deal, he was loaned back to Nottingham Forest for the 2014–15 season.[18][19]

International career[edit]

Darlow is eligible to represent Wales as his grandfather Ken Leek was born in Ynysybwl. The Football Association of Wales confirmed Darlow had declined an invitation to join the Wales national football team squad for the friendly match versus Austria on 6 February 2013.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 September 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 2010–11[21] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Newport County (loan) 2011–12[22] Conference Premier 8 0 0 0 8 0
Nottingham Forest 2012–13[15] Championship 20 0 0 0 1 0 21 0
Walsall (loan) 2012–13[15] League One 9 0 0 0 1[a] 0 10 0
Nottingham Forest 2013–14[23] Championship 43 0 2 0 0 0 45 0
Newcastle United 2014–15[24] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2014–15[24] Championship 7 0 0 0 2 0 9 0
Nottingham Forest total 71 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 76 0
Career total 86 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 94 0
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 22. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Karl Darlow". Nottingham Forest F.C. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Crystal Palace 0–3 Nott'm Forest". BBC Sport (BBC). 7 May 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Newport County sign young keeper Karl Darlow". BBC Sport (BBC). 8 March 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Blight, Chris (8 March 2012). "Potter Leaves". newport-county.co.uk (Newport County A.F.C.). Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "New-Port of Call For Karl". nottinghamforest.co.uk (Nottingham Forest F.C.). 9 March 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Newport County AFC V Gateshead". newport-county.co.uk (Newport County A.F.C.). 31 March 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Nicholson, Fraser (21 September 2012). "Karl Heads Out". nottinghamforest.co.uk (Nottingham Forest F.C.). Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Richardson, Nick (5 October 2012). "New Deal for Darlow". nottinghamforest.co.uk (Nottingham Forest F.C.). Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  10. ^ Nicholson, Fraser (22 October 2012). "Karl's Staying With Walsall". nottinghamforest.co.uk (Nottingham Forest F.C.). Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Nottingham Forest recall Karl Darlow from Walsall". BBC Sport (BBC). 26 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Walsall re-sign Nottingham Forest keeper on loan". BBC Sport. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Nottingham Forest recall Karl Darlow from Walsall again". BBC Sport. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Lee Camp: Nottingham Forest will let goalkeeper leave". BBC Sport. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c "Games played by Karl Darlow in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Karl Darlow: Nottingham Forest goalkeeper signs new contract". BBC Sport. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Karl Darlow signs new four year deal at Forest". Nottingham Post. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  18. ^ Marshall, Anthony (9 August 2014). "United Complete Lascelles And Darlow Deal". Newcastle United F.C. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Magpies swoop for Jamaal and Karl". Nottingham Forest F.C. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  20. ^ Darlow declines Wales invitation
  21. ^ "Games played by Karl Darlow in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Karl Darlow in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Karl Darlow in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Karl Darlow in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 

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