Newcastle United midfielder returns to training

Elliot Anderson is back in full training at Newcastle United.

Elliot Anderson on his Newcastle United debut.
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.

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.