Newcastle United journalist Liam Kennedy has been sharing his thoughts on Toon youngster Elliot Anderson and his future at the Tyneside club.
This comes after Kennedy made an appearance on a recent episode of NUFC Matters with Steve Wraith, where he spoke about a range of topics concerning the Toon.
On the subject of Newcastle’s younger players and how the club uses them, Kennedy had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Matty Longstaff is one bad example of the way to treat young players at a football club.
“He should have been looked after much better and I’m just really hoping that they’re learning lessons from that, and won’t make the same mistakes with Elliot Anderson, who arguably, in my opinion, is a more talented player than Matty and Sean [Longstaff] put together, to be honest.
“I think he’s got all the tools to be a really decent player at a decent level, and I just hope that Newcastle United treat him correctly.”
TIF Thoughts on Liam Kennedy’s comments on Anderson…
With Anderson managing to score seven goals and provide five assists in 22 appearances for Newcastle’s U18 side, as well as scoring 11 and assisting three times in 24 appearances for the U23s, this suggests to us that he is more than capable of playing senior football on a regular basis now.
What should Newcastle do with Anderson?
Keep him in the squad for next season
Loan him out
In our view, if Anderson isn’t going to get regular playing time in Newcastle’s senior team next season, then perhaps loaning him out to a club where he would be able to get some minutes under his belt would be beneficial for him before potentially getting a chance to play in Bruce’s side in the future.