Newcastle goalkeeper handed new long-term deal

Rob Elliot
Rob Elliot

Rob Elliot has agreed a new long-term deal at Newcastle United.

Elliot, recovering from a long-term knee injury, hopes to be fit in October.

The club are likely to announce the deal next week.

Elliot ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament playing for the Republic of Ireland in March.

The 30-year-old signed his present contract in 2014.