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'Want to be playing': Newcastle player admits he's no longer happy just sitting on the bench
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'Want to be playing': Newcastle player admits he's no longer happy just sitting on the bench

Newcastle United academy graduate Elliot Anderson is targeting more first team starts after the World Cup.

He told Newcastle’s official website that he has appreciated being introduced to Eddie Howe’s side from the bench, but he is no longer content with that.

Anderson wants to establish himself as a first team player in a Magpies midfield which has been overhauled under Howe since the takeover.

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Anderson wants more starts at Newcastle

He said: “I’ve been coming in off the bench but that’s not where I want to be.

“I want to be in the starting XI. I’m still working every week to try and get more minutes and hopefully push my way through to achieve that.

“Coming in every day to train and living in Newcastle is great but I want to be playing more.

“I’m just missing that one feeling of being involved in the team every week and have that feeling of being a big player.

“I think it will come eventually. I’m still only 20 years old, and hopefully I will get there.”

Newcastle of course have huge money and they can go out and buy the likes of Bruno Guimaraes, who has taken the Premier League by storm.

James Maddison may well be the next midfielder through the door, which shows the calibre of players Anderson could have to battle with to establish himself at Newcastle.

But he is talented and it is adding another feel-good factor to Newcastle’s resurgence to have an academy prospect battling for the first team spots and shining when he does get his chances.

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