MX23RW : Sunday, August 1 18:27:51| >> :600:165336:165336:

Fabricio Coloccini praises Rob Elliot displays

Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini hails the influence of stand-in goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has claimed that goalkeeper Rob Elliot is a positive influence on the team.

The Republic of Ireland international kept a clean sheet on Saturday as Steve McClaren's Magpies moved out of the Premier League relegation zone with a 1-0 win over struggling Bournemouth.

Elliot has been brought into the side after first-choice goalkeeper Tim Krul sustained a season-ending knee injury, and Coloccini said that the 29-year-old has performed well.

"We need people like Robbie, with his strong character, in this dressing room," Coloccini told Newcastle's official website.

"He never lets us down and when things are not going well he will not hide."

Newcastle host Leicester City when the Premier League resumes after the international break.

ID:256699: cacheID:256699:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:1980:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Rob Elliot in action for Newcastle on November 29, 2014
Read Next:
Elliot: 'Doctor didn't think I'd play'

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States20231659
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia12191344
Great BritainGreat Britain10101232
Today's Olympic highlights header

Monday's key events

· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right
Scottish Premiership
Pre-Season Friendlies
Trophee des Champions
Taca da Liga
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Belarusian Premier League
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!