North Shields lad and U-23 star Elliot Anderson has been called upon to train with the first-team squad after catching Steve Bruce’s eye with several impressive displays at youth level.
The 17-year old attacking midfielder, who represents Scotland at U19 level, is one of the hottest properties on Tyneside right now and, according to the Chronicle, Bruce has invited the player to train with the senior squad.
Anderson was an unused substitute in our lacklustre League Cup tie with Newport County and could be handed a chance to shine while Jonjo Shelvey is out following a hernia operation.
He has still been featuring for the youth setup despite training with the first team and scored in our 3-2 defeat to Reading last week, making it two goals in three games for our U-23’s this season.
Here’s what Steve Bruce had to say about the young Mag after calling him up to the first-team squad for our trip to Newport:
“He’s done very, very well…
“We’ve got a few knocks, so we decided to reward him by putting him on the bench.
“In another game, he might’ve come on.
“He’s another one with a bright future.”
He certainly sounds like ‘one for the future’ – although we may see him sooner than we think now he’s been told to train with our first team stars.
Let’s wait and see!