London-born Robbie Elliot began his career at Charlton Athletic and had loan spells at Bishop’s Stortford, Notts County and Accrington Stanley before moving to Newcastle United in 2011.
Elliot’s performances have come in for some praise and, with Shay Given injured and some of his rivals not playing every week, he views the Republic of Ireland’s number one jersey at the Euro 2016 finals as “up for grabs”.
After coming out of international retirement, Given had established himself as Martin O'Neill’s number one choice, but he is currently battling back from a knee injury and West Ham’s Darren Randolph stepped in for the concluding games of a successful qualifying campaign.
However, Elliot and Millwall counterpart David Forde remain in contention.
“I think it’s completely up for grabs. We have got a massive squad - Shay is not even here. It’s just great to have depth in numbers,” he said.
“Playing every week has at least given me the opportunity to be involved in the question. That’s what I’m pleased about, playing every week to even be here and being given my opportunity to compete, possibility, for the number one jersey.
“There’s a long way to go between now and May, June. For me, it’s just week-on-week, you just do well every week, do well every day and the rest takes care of itself.
“You can’t just play every week and expect it to happen, you still need to play well and do well for your club. As long as I get my opportunities at Newcastle and I can try to impress them, hopefully that will push forward my case to go into the Euros.”