Date: 31st August 2018 at 6:00pm
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Rob Elliot has taken to Twitter to mention that he joined the club seven years ago this month. The 32-year-old signed from Charlton Athletic in 2011 and has gone on to make 68 appearances in all competitions for the club.

The fact that he has never been the undisputed number one explains his surprising lack of games during that time, in addition to the injuries he has sustained.

However, fans on Twitter were quick to congratulate him on his service to the club:

Some hope he displaces Karl Darlow as the club’s number two:

Elliot has never let anyone down during his time at the club, but I think his chances of ever being a number one for us again are pretty slim. Martin Dubravka has firmly established himself as Rafa Benitez’s first choice.

Of course, injuries could offer the keeper a chance to re-establish himself, but for now, at least, he’ll have to be content as a squad player.

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