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31-year old delivers his verdict on Newcastle United’s season

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Speaking to Newcastle United’s official website, goalkeeper Rob Elliot has admitted even if the Magpies fail to win the Sky Bet Championship title, they have still achieved their goal for the season with promotion.

Rafa Benitez’s side secured a return to the Premier League at the first time of asking last week, when a 4-1 victory over Preston North End confirmed their place in the Championship’s top-two.

There is one fixture of the Championship season remaining, and Benitez’s side are just one-point behind leaders Brighton and Hove Albion, who they are looking to overhaul on Sunday.

Elliot, 31, who has made just two appearances this season, insists even if the Magpies aren’t crowned Champions, the campaign has been a success, he said: “We’ve got promotion back to the Premier League, which was the main aim and if there is a chance we can take so silverware as well, that’d be fantastic.

“But the first thing is, the job is done, getting back to the Premier League and we are looking forward and everyone is feeling positive.”

If Newcastle record a victory over Barnsley at St James’ Park this weekend, and Brighton fail to pick up three-points against Aston Villa, Benitez’s side will be crowned Champions.

Looking ahead to the clash at St James’ Park, Elliot continued: “Hopefully it’ll be a great day for everyone at the club, the fans, the players and you never know, we might even top it by winning the league.”

Newcastle fans… Do you think your club will be crowned Champions this weekend? Let us know in the comments!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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