Newcastle first teamer admits he wasn't good enough v Huddersfield
By Harvey Byrne
Newcastle’s first team goalkeeper Rob Elliot has admitted he wasn’t good enough in last Sunday’s defeat against Huddersfield.
The 31-year-old Irishman lined up in between the sticks for the Magpies for their second consecutive league game after also being picked to start in the opening day 2-0 defeat against Tottenham.
Elliot may have been forgiven for conceding against a high in quality Spurs team, but he came in for some criticism after letting in Aaron Mooy’s long-range effort in a match that the north east giants will have been keen to take all three points from.
The experienced stopper has also now admitted that he was not good enough himself, as he prepares for Saturday afternoon’s Premier League encounter against West Ham.
Elliot was speaking in the Saturday match programme and quoted by Chronicle journalist Chris Waugh via his personal Twitter account.
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Elliot only played in three Championship matches for Newcastle in last season’s title-winning campaign with both injury and Karl Darlow keeping him on the sidelines.
However, as Rafa Benitez reportedly eyes a new goalkeeper to line up in his team it is looking as though he is sticking with Elliot for the number one position for now.
In other Newcastle news, this Serie A side have made an approach for this Magpies 22-year-old.