Magpies trio sign deals
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Newcastle have rewarded a trio of first-team squad members with new contracts.Newcastle United have rewarded a trio of first-team squad members with new contracts.
Tony Caig, Michael Chopra and Robbie Elliott have all signed one-year deals at St James' Park after being included in Graeme Souness' plans for next season.
Goalkeeper Caig has yet to make his Magpies debut since joining from Hibernian two-and-a-half years and is the back-up to Shay Given and Steve Harper.
Young striker Chopra has also been tied down to a new contract as he can expect greater first-team involvement next season.
Chopra spent last term on loan at Barnsley and, along with captain Alan Shearer, is the only fit striker currently available to Souness.
Experienced full back Elliott has proved himself to be a useful squad player for Souness and is currently in his second spell on Tyneside.
He returned to St James' Park in 2001 from Bolton and has made 166 appearances for The Magpies in his two stints at the club.