Newcastle United man makes big decision regarding his future

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Newcastle United’s highly-rated prospect may well be playing for the Three Lions in the near future

Newcastle United youngster Elliot Anderson is poised to snub the Scotland national team. The attacking midfielder, who is 20-years-old, is expected to switch his allegiances to England.

As reported by the Scottish Daily Express, the Whitley Bay-born man ‘didn’t enjoy’ his time training with Steve Clarke’s side recently. He subsequently pulled out and has admitted he rushed into a decision to represent the Scots at international level.

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His grandmother on his father’s side is from Glasgow and he has played for Scotland at youth levels in the past. However, he is yet to make a senior cap, despite receiving his first call-up back in August.

He has been on the books at Newcastle for his whole career to date and has burst into the first-team picture over the past year or so. The prospect has impressed his manager Eddie Howe over recent times and his boss had this to say earlier this summer: “I think he has been excellent, he’s scored goals and created goals.

“He’s stayed fit which has been hugely important. Last season he picked up a few little niggles which just delayed his progress. He will be a hugely important player for us this season.

“I think what he’s done is put himself where we view him as a first-team player and on a par with everybody else fighting for places, when I first arrived he was viewed as a young up and coming prospect. That is a big jump. And that is down to him.”

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Newcastle loaned him out to Bristol Rovers during the 2021/22 campaign for him to get some experience under his belt and he was a hit during his time at the Memorial Ground. He scored eight goals in all competitions to help the Gas gain promotion from League Two under Joey Barton.

He has since returned to his parent club and has played 32 times. Anderson is still waiting to find the net for the Toon Army.

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