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Thursday 21 November 2019

'I never let anyone down'

Rob Elliot
Rob Elliot

Irish keeper Rob Elliot says that his weekly wage packet cannot make up for the lack of game time at Newcastle United.

Elliot (33) has been at Newcastle since 2011 but it's almost two years since he made a first team appearance, his last outing in a Premier League defeat to Manchester City

"I know people say, 'you're on loads of money' and stuff, but when you come in every day, you don't think, 'I'm on loads of money and I should be happy'. You come in and you want to strive, to train, to be involved," says Elliot, the Magpies' third-choice keeper who is out of contract at the end of this season.

"It's nearly been two years since I was involved in a matchday squad. I think that's the thing that frustrates me. The last time I walked out at St James' was Man City, and I don't want that to be the last time I walk out at St James'. I didn't have any concept or idea that that would be the last time I would play for the club. I didn't really think I did anything wrong. I never let anyone down."

Elliot was capped four times at senior level but has not been involved since the World Cup play-off loss to Denmark

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