Eddie Howe reveals Newcastle United decision on Elliot Anderson loan

Elliot Anderson will be staying at Newcastle United this season, according to Eddie Howe.

A number of clubs have been looking to take the midfielder on loan. However, Anderson – who helped Bristol Rovers win promotion last season – has impressed Howe in pre-season.

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“I’m looking at daily progression,” said United head coach. “He’s come in as a new signing – and has elevated his performance. He’s come back very fit, tactically fitted in to our systems – and we really like him. He’s quiet, but has a steely determination to do well for the team – and we like him a lot. As we stand now, he will not be going anywhere.”

Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson.

The 19-year-old said: “I want to be here. I want to force my way into the team, but that’s the club’s decision. I’ve just got to work as hard as I can on the pitch, and see what happens.”