After suffering an injury on the practice field, a Newcastle United star’s future with her country is in doubt

Elliot Anderson of Newcastle United could be on England’s radar after being cut from the Scotland team last week.

The 20-year-old was called up by the Tartan Army for the first time for the 150th anniversary match against England at Hampden tomorrow and the Euro 2024 qualifier in Cyprus, but he was injured in practice last Tuesday.

The fact that Anderson is yet to receive his first senior cap makes it possible for England to retake the lead. Before switching to England at under-19 level, Anderson had played for Scotland at several youth levels. When he was under 21, he came back to play for Scotland.

Gareth Southgate, manager of the Three Lions, acknowledges that the former Bristol Rovers loanee is a player worth watching.

“We liked him and we still like him, we think he’s a player that’s doing really well,” added Southgate. He was called up to Scotland’s squad earlier this week, but I’m not sure of his current status.

“I noticed he had pulled away. Looks like John (McDermott, FA technical director), along with others in our organization, will be taking note of it. We really enjoy him as a player.

When asked about his worries that Anderson will be taken by England, Clarke responded, “It’s not something I can control.I can’t really do much about it.

Clarke continued, “It’s terrible to lose Elliot and Liam [Kelly] on the same day, but that’s part and piece of international football, you just deal with it.

“Since we couldn’t arrive with two goalkeepers, we had to replace Liam, so we brought in young Robby [McCrorie]. He understands because he has prior squad experience.

Elliot wasn’t needed to be replaced because we have enough midfielders already.

Anderson has traveled back to Tyneside for medical attention, where the Magpies are hoping he will be eligible for this weekend’s Brentford match at St. James’ Park.

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