Newcastle number two Elliot wants Krul’s keeper jersey

Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot has warned first choice Tim Krul he is not content to be a benchwarmer.

Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot has warned first choice Tim Krul he is not content to be a benchwarmer.

The former Charlton keeper said: "Tim is a top keeper and he is the number one, but I am not here just to sit on the bench. I am here to push him.

"That's what I did all pre-season and I was disappointed, to be honest with you, not to start the season.

"I had a chat with the gaffer and he said, 'Tim is the number one, so you have to accept that'.

"But I just said I want to keep training, keep working hard and prove that I can hopefully get into the team.

"Obviously, Tim has been fantastic, as he usually is. All I can do is back it up when I get a chance to play and keep doing well in training."

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