Steve Elliott: Cheltenham deal for veteran defender

Steve Elliott

Defender Steve Elliott has committed to a new one-year contract at Cheltenham.

The 34-year-old has been with the Robins for three years and has made 143 appearances, scoring seven goals.

He was ever-present during this season's League Two campaign, which ended in defeat in the play-off semi-finals against Northampton.

"It was a no-brainer for me as soon as the gaffer told me he wanted me to stay," the veteran centre-back told the club website.

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'Phenomenal' Elliott in his prime

"I'm near enough my 150th appearance and that is over a three-year period, so I am really happy with that return.

"As a player you want to play as many games as you can and I am sure that the manager will always look to get the most out of you during that time too."

Elliott came through the ranks at Derby County, making his Premier League debut in 1997 against Newcastle.

He went of to have spells with Blackpool and Bristol Rovers before moving to Whaddon Road in the summer of 2010.

"Leaving Rovers and joining Cheltenham has been everything I hoped for," Elliott added.

"I'm glad I signed another year and I can't wait to get back to go again."

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