New deal for Elliott
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland have handed striker Stephen Elliott a new contract.Sunderland have rewarded striker Stephen Elliott for his consistent displays in The Championship with a one-year contract extension.
The forward weighed in with some vital goals which helped The Black Cats claim the Championship title and a place in The Premiership last term.
Manager Mick McCarthy is keen to tie down his key players to long-term deals and has handed Elliott an extension which binds him to the club until the summer of 2008.
"I am delighted we have secured Stephen's signature for a further year," McCarthy told the club's official website.
"He proved last season how valuable he can be and he is a major part of my plans, so we are naturally thrilled that he has committed himself to the club until 2008."
Elliott will now jet off to Sunderland's tour of America on a high.