Newcastle United midfielder returns to training

Elliot Anderson is back in full training at Newcastle United.

Friday, 10th September 2021, 10:44 am
Elliot Anderson on his Newcastle United debut.

The teenage midfielder – who made his first-team debut in an FA Cup defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium January – missed the club’s pre-season campaign with a hip problem.

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Speaking to BBC Radio Newcastle in July, head coach Steve Bruce said: "He’s got a problem with his hip that’s a concern to us. We gave him time off over the summer but, unfortunately, that hasn’t cleared the situation up. He’s only a kid, so a lot of it is still (to do with) growing."

Anderson trained this week with Bruce’s squad ahead of tomorrow’s game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The 18-year-old was reportedly the subject of loan interest from Luton Town this month. Anderson – who turned professional late last year – made two senior appearances for the club last season after impressing Bruce in training.