Eddie Howe reveals Newcastle United player’s best position – and likely future role
Anderson replaced winger Allan Saint-Maximin in Friday night’s 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest – and the 20-year-old made a big impact from the left side. The midfielder had a goal controversially disallowed at the City Ground, where Alexander Isak netted late in each half to give the club a second successive Premier League victory.
Howe believes Anderson is at his most effective in the wide areas, but he feels he may suit a more central role in the future.
"I'd probably at this moment in time if I was to be pinned down to say his best position, I'd say wide,” said United’s head coach. “In the future, maybe more centrally. But I think that versatility is massive for us at the moment."
Anderson reacted to his disallowed goal on social media after the game. The Scotland Under-21 international said: “Huge win from the boys man. Gutted it hasn’t stood. Let’s carry this momentum on.”