Pardew praised Elliot, who performed admirably and made a string of excellent saves in defeat to Swansea City.
He said: "I thought he did very well. Coming in for a class player like Tim Krul is difficult.
"Whatever my own emotion is, I feel sorry for him. He played well and we did well as a team and got nothing.
"I have no worries about him. He is a sound keeper and he has proved it at Championship level."