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Footballer transfers to the God squad

A Northern Ireland football ace has told why he’s quitting soccer to devote his life to God.

Belfast-born Stuart Elliott — a winger playing for Stirling Albion on loan from Scottish premier league side Hamilton Academical — announced yesterday that he was hanging up his boots to work for the Almighty.

The 32-year-old, who has played 38 times for Northern Ireland and banged in goals on both sides of the Scottish border, told bosses he wants his contract cancelled so he can focus on religion.

Born-again Christian Elliott said he now wants to “help others”, but admitted he was walking away from a “cracking career”.

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