Elliot Anderson is seemingly on the verge of breaking through with the Newcastle United first-team.
The 18-year-old made his professional debut last month in the FA Cup game with Arsenal, and was then handed his first Premier League appearance against the Gunners days later.
Since then, he’s made the bench three more times for Newcastle, suggesting he is at least in the thoughts of Steve Bruce going forwards.
Many Magpies supporters are hoping to see Anderson given more opportunties between now and the end of the season.
It seems he is a very bright prospect, and that has been further emphasised given what another youngster at the club, Lewis Cass, has had to say about him.
Cass knows Anderson well and has also trained with the first-team at various points.
In his mind, his friend’s talent is special.
He told The Chronicle: “Elliot controls the game. He wants the ball in every part of the pitch
“You give it to him and he gets you out of tight situations and his little touches and body feints sell the defenders. For me, defending against that is really hard.
“He’s had a few kicks in training that I’ve seen and in the games I’ve played in, but he just gets up and says, ‘Give me the ball again!’ He wants to go again, which is rare to see in the game nowadays, and I really like that.”
Anderson confidence is refreshing
To know how confident Anderson is already is hugely encouraging.
He does not seem fazed at all by his own progression and the fact that he is now in the first-team picture.
By all accounts, not only does Anderson have the talent to become a success with Newcastle, but also the desire and mentality – which fans are going to adore.