Elliot Anderson's International Choice Sparks Interest from Scotland and England
The upcoming Scotland vs. England friendly on Tuesday has brought to the forefront the international preferences of Newcastle midfielder Elliot Anderson, a 20-year-old player who has garnered the attention of both nations.
Elliot Anderson, born in England, had initially been chosen to represent Scotland in their Euro 2024 qualifier against Cyprus. However, due to an injury, he had to withdraw from the squad, leaving his international future open to consideration.
Scotland's head coach, Steve Clarke, and England's manager, Gareth Southgate, are closely monitoring Anderson's situation. He has a history of representing Scotland in various age groups and made his debut for the Under 21 team just last year.
Clarke expressed his interest in the player, acknowledging that Anderson still has the option to choose which national team to represent. He mentioned that a thorough evaluation of the current camp and its outcomes would be conducted, with decisions about future selections shaped accordingly.
Southgate also took notice of Anderson's withdrawal from the Scotland squad and expressed England's interest in the player. He mentioned that the situation was unclear at the moment but confirmed that Anderson is a player they hold in high regard.
Despite being born in Whitley Bay, England, Anderson is eligible to represent Scotland due to his Glasgow-born grandmother. His international allegiance is now a topic of intrigue as both Scotland and England seek to secure his talents for their respective national teams.