Steve Bruce explains the absence of Newcastle United Young Gun Elliot Anderson

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Newcastle United were rocked by Elliot Anderson’s summer injury.

The 18-year-old has not yet appeared for the senior national team in preparation and was unable to make the loan change he had predicted at the beginning of the year.

Back then, championship team Luton Town wanted him by the end of the season from January, but Steve Bruce decided to keep the attacking midfielder.

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In this stadium Bruce did not expect Newcastle be drawn into a relegation battle, hoping to give Anderson more playing time than the two cameo appearances against Arsenal in January.

As the crisis deepened on Tyneside, Bruce insisted he not toss Anderson in the deep end, and then the club used the FA Youth Cup to give him minutes.

When asked why Anderson Speaking to BBC Newcastle, Bruce said: “He has a hip problem that is worrying us. We gave him time off in the summer, but unfortunately that didn’t resolve the situation.

“He’s still a child, so a lot still grows (with).”

In better news, Bruce Javier Manquillo, Joelinton, Fabian Schar and Emil Krafth were able to welcome back to training.

Schar and Krafth received additional vacation after their participation in Euro 2020 with Switzerland and Sweden respectively.

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