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​Keeper Elliot delighted with new Newcastle deal

Championship Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot has signed a new four-year deal.

The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland international has not played since March following a knee injury but is nearing a return.

"I had a good run in the team last year but I was obviously gutted at the end with the injury so it's a real confidence-booster that the club have put their faith in me.

"It's helped my rehab as well, because it's something to work towards, and it ties everything up perfectly now so I can look forward to the future, commit to getting back fit and hopefully getting us back to where we want to be."

Boss Rafael Benitez added: "It shows our confidence in him as a goalkeeper for now and for the future. Hopefully he will be challenging for the goalkeeper position again very soon."

Ian Ferris
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