Late International Call-Up For Keeper
Newcastle United’s Rob Elliot has been drafted into the Republic of Ireland squad by interim manager Noel King.
King has brought Elliot into his plans for the upcoming World Cup qualifying games as a replacement for the injured Darren Randolph, giving the Newcastle man his first chance to represent his country since under-19 level.
To do so though, Elliot will face competition from more established faces in the Republic of Ireland set-up, in the shape of David Forde of Millwall and the mackems’ Keiran Westwood.
Alan Pardew will be keeping a keen eye on this next spate of international games; with Tim Krul also in Holland’s squad for the upcoming matches, both of Newcastle United’s senior goalkeepers will be away on duty for their countries. Leaving the likes of youngsters such as JakAlnwick to step in should either custodian return to Newcastle with an injury.
Elliot’s only appearance of this season thus far for Newcastle came away against Morecambe, as the Magpies progressed to the third round of the League Cup by beating the League Two side 2-0.
If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]