Players heap praise on veteren Newcastle keeper

Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper Photo: Daniel Hambury/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A host of past and present Newcastle United stars have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to veteren goalkeeper Steve Harper.

The 38-year-old, who has spent the last 20 years at St James' Park, will make his final appearance for the club against Arsenal this afternoon.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot:


Looking forward to watching the boys today. And also watching harps in his last game!! Common the toon!!!

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul:


It's been a pleasure to work with Harps for 8 years and I wish him all the best in the future. Lets finish the season with 3 points #nufc

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Shay Given:


Good luck to Steve Harper today on his last game for NUFC, I'm sure the toon army will give him the send off he deserves. Enjoy it Harps ????

Former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton:


I really hope Steve Harper gets the send off he deserves. Fantastic club man. Pleasure to play alongside him. No doubt the Toon fans will.

Newcastle United defender Ryan Taylor:


Good look to Harps today, I'm sure the toon will give him a good send off, great servant to the club for 20 years. Enjoy the game Harps

Newcastle United defender Danny Simpson:


Sad day today. Buzzin for Harps to play today. its been a pleasure to know him and work with him #nufc