20-year-old Newcastle ace says he prefers playing in midfield than on the wing

Elliot Anderson, a versatile alumnus of Newcastle United’s academy, has now revealed the position he loves to play.

This season, Elliot Anderson has frequently appeared on the team sheet after making an impression on Eddie Howe as soon as he entered the building.

Howe has played the 20-year-old midfielder in a variety of places, but it is clear that he has now adapted to playing as a member of the midfield three.

Anderson feels he’s playing in his best position for Newcastle

Speaking to NUFC TV, Anderson has now confirmed that would be his preferred position but has also said he has a secondary position he’s more than happy to fill.

Anderson was asked where he feels is his best position to which he replied: “Probably where I’m at now I think, left number eight in the system. I do quite like left wing too so I’ll bounce between the two. I’ve always been a midfielder so I like to be box-to-box.”

Elliot Anderson was recently called up to the Scotland senior squad seemingly putting an end to speculation that he may defect to England, but the youngster didn’t feel comfortable in the Scotland camp and withdrew. Now it still remains to be seen which country he eventually chooses.

Anderson can learn from some of the best midfielders in the worldSteve Clarke happy as Elliot Anderson opts to play for Scotland over  England | Scotland | The Guardian

Playing in Newcastle’s midfield alongside Sandro Tonali and Bruno Guimaraes, Anderson has the privilege of being able to learn from two of the World’s top midfielders which will only help him to become even better.

With Anthony Gordon playing in the middle against Burnley in today’s game and Newcastle’s two primary strikers both having injuries and maybe going through fitness tests, Anderson might find himself out on the left wing.

It’s reassuring to know that Eddie Howe has choices even though Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson were both question marks heading into the weekend. However, rumors currently indicate that at least one, if not both strikers, would be fit enough to make the lineup.

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