Elliot Anderson is hoping his Newcastle United debut is the springboard to a regular Toon first-team spot after the Scotland starlet’s debut.

The attacking midfielder has scored four goals in five games during the Premier League Two season. Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce promoted the Scotland youth star to the first-team, featuring in some senior squads.

Arsenal v Newcastle United - FA Cup Third Round

Anderson has made his debut in black and white stripes. (Photo by Newcastle United/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Now a debut has beckoned for him, coming on from the bench and playing extra-time as Newcastle United faced Arsenal in the FA Cup, losing 2-0 at the Emirates. But it was a great day for Anderson nonetheless, who despite loan links to Championship clubs, is hoping for senior chances at Newcastle.

He’s commented on his debut: “It’s a great feeling. To come on against a top club like Arsenal, and to play for your boyhood club, is something you dream of as a kid. I’m just really excited for the upcoming games.

“It’s everything I dreamed of as a kid, and to do it at 18 is something I’ll never forget. I’m really excited about the coming games to see if I can stick around.”

Arsenal v Newcastle United - FA Cup Third Round

Hoping to retain his place in the senior fold at St James’ Park despite loan links to the Championship. (Photo by Newcastle United/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Manager Bruce was pleased with the youngster’s debut: “Big positive. I thought the kid was very, very good. He’s been with us, knocking on the door, for a while now, so it was good to see him making his way. He’s got a big future ahead of him, hopefully.”

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