Newcastle United hit by new injury concern

Elliot Anderson suffered an injury in an abandoned game for Newcastle United’s Under-23s.

By Miles Starforth
Saturday, 27th November 2021, 10:44 am

Last night’s Premier League 2 fixture against Aston Villa at Whitley Park was stopped with 28 minutes gone due to Storm Arwen. Elliot – who had scored a reserve-team hat-trick earlier in the week – had already limped off the pitch.

The 19-year-old – who made his first-team debut in January – has caught the eye of new head coach Eddie Howe and his coaching staff ahead of a tough run of games next month.

Speaking before this afternoon’s game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, Jason Tindall, Howe’s assistant, said: “He’s certainly a bright talent from what we’ve seen on the training ground. He’s got very good potential.

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"We’re very fortunate here, at this football club, to have some very, very good attacking players. There’s a lot of competition in the attacking areas. So far, what we’ve seen with Elliot, is that he’s shown really good signs for the future.”

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