Newcastle United youngster Elliot Anderson admits he wants to play more in Premier League
Elliot Anderson has been limited to a substitute role at Newcastle United this season – a position he doesn’t want to get used to.
Anderson has made just two starts for the Magpies this season – both coming in the Carabao Cup. But the latest winner of Newcastle’s Wor Jackie award wants much more.
The 20-year-old midfielder has made seven cameos as a substitute but is still awaiting his full Premier League debut. He’s hoping his opportunity comes after the World Cup break.
“I’ve been coming in off the bench but that’s not where I want to be,” Anderson told Shields Gazette. “I want to be in the starting XI. I’m still working every week to try and get more minutes and hopefully push my way through to achieve that.
“Coming in every day to train and living in Newcastle is great but I want to be playing more. I’m just missing that one feeling of being involved in the team every week and have that feeling of being a big player.
“I think it will come eventually. I’m still only 20 years old, and hopefully I will get there.”
Another loan on the cards?
Anderson spent last season on loan at Bristol Rovers and received plenty of experience and more importantly – game time.
At 20, he’ll be itching to play as much football as he can and his only hope of breaking into the Newcastle team may lie with another loan.
He scored eight during an impressive stint with Rovers and would surely get snapped up if Newcastle made it clear he was available.
If not, Howe will eventually end up spending his endless budget on a player that pushes him further and further down the pecking order at St James Park.
He needs to catch his attention and the best way of doing that is by shining in matches. He’s clearly held in high regard at Newcastle if he won the Wor Jackie award, but that isn’t enough to earn him a starting spot.
With the January transfer window coming up, Anderson should take control of his future and try to force his way into the team through a loan spell.
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