Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Elliott to call it a day after exit from Glentoran

Former Northern Ireland star Stuart Elliott

Stuart Elliott's football career appears to be over after he and Glentoran mutually agreed to part company.

Former Nothern Ireland international Elliot re-joined the Glens last summer, 12 years after leaving the Oval for a full-time career that took in Motherwell, Hull City and Doncaster Rovers, but the move failed to be a success.

Elliot, now 34-years-old, started only three league games as his homecoming was wrecked by injuries. Ineligibility in certain competitions, like the Steel & Sons Cup, due to his status as a former international, didn't help him in his bid to regain fitness.

A statement from Glentoran read: "Stuart Elliott has agreed to an immediate termination of his contract.

"Stuart returned to his boyhood club at the start of the season after a short time out of football.

"There was a gentleman's agreement that if things didn't work out then Stuart would make a dignified exit from Glentoran.

"Both parties have unfortunately come to the conclusion that it is best to call it a day."

Elliott is now expected to focus his energies on his Christian ministry work having returned to Northern Ireland for that reason last year rather that for football reasons.