Eddie Howe reveals Newcastle United loan decision on Elliot Anderson

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Eddie Howe’s made a decision on Elliot Anderson’s short-term future.

The Newcastle United midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan at Bristol Rovers, but he won’t be loaned out in this month’s transfer window.

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Howe, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday, said he’s looking forward the 20-year-old playing a “valuable role” at Newcastle between now and the end of the season.

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Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson.Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson.
Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson.

"He’s here, and he’s very valued by us,” said United’s head coach. “He’s had a number of niggles the last couple of months, which has prevented him from being involved more. I’d like to say now he’s back to his best condition, so he’s got a valuable role to play for us between now and the end of the season. I certainly won’t be loaning him anywhere.”

Anderson – who broke into the first-team squad during Steve Bruce’s time as head coach – is a contender to start the third-round tie at Hillsborough.