Lee Ryder has revealed why a late move for Elliot Anderson was blocked by Newcastle United.
The Lowdown: Anderson chance?
Anderson has already played in two first-team games for the St. James’ Park faithful at just 18 years of age, but will not be heading out on loan to add to his tally of appearances at senior level.
Should Newcastle start Anderson?
With Transfer Deadline Day passed now, he will be hoping that he can get more chances in the first team under Steve Bruce.
The Latest: Move blocked
Writing in a piece for The Chronicle, Ryder revealed that the North East club told Luton Town of the EFL Championship that they were ‘unwilling’ to let Anderson leave on loan before the summer window shut.
The Hatters enquired about his availability ahead of Deadline Day, but they were told that Anderson is still trying to get over a hip injury and they ‘want to keep a close eye’ on him over the next couple of months.
The Verdict: Blessing in disguise
It is certainly a blessing in disguise that Anderson’s potential move was blocked by the Tyneside outfit as he could become a key member of the first-team squad.
Described as a ‘talented’ player by Ryder in his article, he will want to prove that he belongs once he recovers from his injury.
Also, given that the Magpies only managed to bring in Joe Willock from Arsenal on a permanent deal, the squad has not changed much in terms of incomings, and so Anderson should be able to get more opportunities.
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