Date: 12th May 2014 at 6:49pm
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Cheltenham Town have confirmed that Steve Elliott has accepted the 12 month deal he was offered that will see him take up a player/coach role at the club.

The 35 year old club captain has been with Cheltenham for four years, making 175 appearances and scoring eight goals and the new 12 month deal will see him extend his stay with us into a fifth season.

The joint role is to let him get his feet in when it comes to coaching as he has recently passed his UEFA B qualification.

Speaking to the Official Site Elliott was clearly delighted to see the club consider his future as he nears the time of hanging up his boots with the offer they gave him.

‘This is fantastic for me. The club have given me the opportunity and it’s a no brainer. I want to help develop the younger players at this club and to be a part of the gaffer’s staff will help me take that next step in my career too.’

Elliott revealed that he did have a 12 month playing option with another club offered as well, but extending his playing days and making the step into coaching with us, when offered, made his decision simple.

The player admits though he’s not quite ready to hang up his boots and whilst taking on some of the youngsters, he’s looking forward to playing a big role in the first team still.

‘Predominantly I want to keep playing too. I want to be able to play 20 to 30 games and I feel ready to do that. I have had four fantastic years with this football club and I’m looking forward to the next step in my career.’

The deal was officially agreed earlier today, but the official signing and putting of the pen to paper will follow later this week.