Rob Elliot: "I've played a few games this year in Europe and the cups, which has been nice.
"But to play in the Premier League is the top one, the one you want to put against your name.
"If you'd told me six years ago that I would make my Premier League debut for Newcastle at St James', I wouldn't have believed you. It was a good day.
"I've finally got the opportunity and I want to make the most of it.
"I just wanted to show everyone what I could do. The gaffer said to me, 'Make sure you play your game and don't try and do anything you normally wouldn't'. It paid off.
"I'm gutted for Tim, he's been fantastic this year. That's the way it goes with goalkeeping.
"Tim's one of the best keepers around at the moment, not just in England, but also in Europe because he's started playing for Holland too.
"It's great coming to work with him because that's what I want to do - I want to be playing international football and in the Premier League.
"To train with someone who's experiencing that and going through it at the same age I am is great, we talk and share ideas.
"I'm genuinely gutted about his injury, but fingers crossed it's not too bad.
"I've never said I wanted Tim to get injured to get a game, but that's the way it's worked out.
"Tim called me on Sunday morning to wish me luck, and that's the measure of the man."
Source: Newcastle United Mad