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‘Rather he stayed’: Some Newcastle fans react to Luton Town interest in Anderson

Some Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media to reports by Chronicle Live that Luton Town are interested in a potential loan deal for Elliot Anderson.

The Championship side were blocked from signing the midfielder during the January transfer window as Steve Bruce felt he could offer a path to the first-team at St. James’ Park.

But chances for the 18-year-old to feature have been non-existent as the Magpies fight for their Premier League survival, while also frequently omitted from the Toon’s junior sides.

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Anderson has only played four of Newcastle’s last 15 Premier League 2 fixtures, and has only been given three minutes of top-flight action following his senior debut in January’s FA Cup third-round defeat to Arsenal as a late substitute.

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Luton are expected to pursue a loan deal for Anderson once again in the summer market as boss Nathan Jones believes the Whitley Bay-born playmaker can help the Hatters mount a potential play-off push, following a likely top-half finish this term.

Anderson was unable to influence the scoring during either of his brief senior outings, but has contributed eight goals and two assists across all youth competitions this season and captained the Magpies’ junior sides on three occasions.

Luton built on their 20th-placed finish in the Championship last term to enter the final weekend of the current campaign 12th in the table, but boast one of the division’s lowest-scoring offences with just five of the 24 clubs netting fewer.

Here’s how these Newcastle fans reacted to Luton’s reported interest in another pursuit of Anderson this summer…

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