Elliott to call it a day after exit from Glentoran
Published 14/03/2013 | 07:59
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.