Elliot Not The Kid ITV Claim
Alan Pardew has been delighted with the way Rob Elliot has replaced Tim Krul.
Although the ITV commentators on Thursday refered to him as a "very young goalkeeper" - he is actually 26.
Alan Pardew: “It’s a tough agenda for him because Tim is a Dutch international and a great goalkeeper, and the fans love him here, so there’s always that pressure.
“But I never doubted his ability. The only problem Rob had when I first managed him was a lack of confidence.
“But we pursued him because we knew that.
"After I left and (goalkeeping coach) Andy Woodman stayed there, he grew as a first-team goalkeeper and confidence was all the problem was.
"Now he’s got that.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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