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Friday 9 December 2016

Elliott still has goals in mind

FORMER Ireland international Stephen Elliott says he still has a lot to offer the game and has no plans to hang up his boots.

Elliott, who was one of Ireland's lead strikers a decade ago when he was on form with Sunderland, has struggled with injury in recent seasons.

He's made just 18 appearances for League Two side Carlisle United this season and has not played in six months due to an achilles injury.

But at 31, he insists there's more to come.

"I think you always feel like you've got something to prove in this game," says Dubliner Elliott.

"I haven't played anywhere near enough football over the last couple of years so I want to prove to myself, first of all, that I can get back out there and play regularly.

"I was just starting to feel that come back when I first came here and I'm sure I can do it again. I look after myself well, I feel fit and I can't wait to get the boots back on and go again.

"I'm 31 now and I still feel I've got a good few years left in me. I'm hoping for a few more good moments before I hang up my boots. It's something I've done all my life and I don't want to give it up just yet."

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