Steve Bruce issues new Elliot Anderson update at Newcastle United

Elliot Anderson is out of Newcastle United’s game against Leicester City.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 4:45 pm

Anderson was an unused substitute for the Premier League game against Arsenal at St James’s Park last weekend – and Steve Bruce revealed after the game that the teenager could get more minutes on the pitch before the end of the season.

However, the 18-year-old – who was promoted to the first-team squad early in the season – has been sidelined with a hip problem.

“Unfortunately, he’s picked up a knock in the last game he played,” said United head coach Bruce. “That’s set him back a bit. It’s a hip problem. He’s got a big future. He’ll be struggling for the next couple of weeks, I’d have thought.”

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Anderson made his senior debut in January when he came off the bench in an FA Cup tie against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The England Under-19 international signed a professional deal in November.

Elliot Anderson on his Newcastle United debut.