There is some excellent news this morning as Elliot Anderson has signed a new long-term deal with Newcastle United.
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— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 21, 2022
Anderson has made 4 appearances this season including his full debut in the Carabao Cup win at Tranmere. He’s been pushing for his full Premier League debut with some excellent cameos in the league.
Elliot missed the Bournemouth draw over the weekend with a minor knock. His presence was missed as Eddie Howe had limited options off the bench. It won’t be long before the 19-year-old establishes himself as a regular for Howe’s team.
This is what the Geordie said about his new deal:
“I’m really happy. I love playing for Newcastle United, and committing my future to the club is something I’ve really wanted to do.
“It was my aim coming back into pre-season to work hard and earn the opportunity to stick around. I have really enjoyed being with the first team group, so hopefully, I can keep improving and contribute to the team.”
Howe kept Anderson behind after an encouraging pre-season. The teenager starred on loan with Bristol Rovers in the second-half of last season. He has already made an impact early in this campaign.
This is what the head coach said about his budding star:
“We are all delighted with Elliot’s development. He is a natural talent, but he also has an excellent work ethic and always wants to learn.
“I know our supporters will be especially pleased to see another local boy coming through from the Academy into the first team. Elliot has earned that chance, and he has set a great example to our young players.
“He is just at the start of his journey at this level but he has a very exciting future ahead and we are delighted that his journey will continue here.”
Newcastle’s sporting director Dan Ashworth added the following:
“Our strategy is not just about who we can buy, it is also about who we have and how we nurture and develop our best young talent.
“It’s crucial for the club and our Academy to provide a pathway for our young players and a belief that if they are good enough, they will get an opportunity to play.
“Steve Harper with the Academy and Eddie Howe and his staff have been brilliant with Elliot. They have given him an opportunity and some great coaching and development to enable him to get to this level.
“Elliot has shown he has the attributes to have a successful career at this level and we hope he will be here for a long time to come.”
Here is Anderson’s interview after signing his new contract during which Elliot confirms it’s a four-year deal.