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Published: 12:21 | 27/5/16

Elliott: We need to make changes


Goalkeeper Rob Elliott expects Rafael Benitez to make a number of changes at Newcastle in a bid to secure a return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Benitez rejected the option of walking away from his contract following Newcastle's relegation to the Championship in favour of signing a new three-year deal to remain at St James' Park.

Under the term s of the contract, Benitez will have full control over all 'football-related matters' with the Spaniard set to overhaul his squad in preparation for the battle for promotion and Elliott feels it can only be a good thing for the club.

"The most important thing now is getting the club back on track with Rafa at the helm,” Elliott told the club’s official website.

"When you get relegated - and have gone close the year before - you have to hold your hands up and say that things aren’t right.

"And by that I am talking about the players and the club. Hopefully we make as many changes as we can to get us back to where we want to be and where we deserve to be.

"We need to move this club forward and hopefully we can look back and see that this was one step back to go two forward.

"That may be necessary and hopefully it is only good for the club. Rafa wants to change the club in the way that he sees is right.

"He’s done that at many different places and has experience of managing in England, too.

"It is a win-win for everyone and hopefully we can look forward to a lot of success."

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