Nottingham Forest were linked with a move for Newcastle attacker Elliot Anderson last week and on Saturday he was in fine form for Bristol Rovers.

The 19-year-old joined the League Two outfit during the January transfer window and has made quite the impression.

At the weekend he scored his fourth goal for his temporary club and Joey Barton’s team are firmly in the mix for a promotion spot.

Anderson is highly rated by Newcastle. A move to a Championship club could be where his development is best served next season, however.

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Preston and Huddersfield are also in the mix to sign him and securing his services won’t be easy for Forest to complete.

Steve Cooper does have a good track record of producing younger players and that could at least sway Anderson when it comes to making his decision.

On Saturday he played brilliantly well. The Near Post have posted some statistics on Twitter that showcase his brilliance.

During the 1-1 draw with Tranmere, he operated as a number 10 and did well going forward and when it came to tracking back.

He completed three key passes, won three tackles and finished with a passing success ratio of 77.8%. Anderson also helped himself to an important goal.

Anderson could prove useful Forest signing

One thing that Cooper does like from his players is versatility and Anderson has highlighted that attribute this season.

He has featured on the left and through the middle of the attacking unit at Bristol Rovers and he works hard in each game he plays.

Forest will have plenty of irons in the fire for the summer and Anderson will be just one of many players linked to the club.

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Given his form of late, however, He could prove ideal. Cooper has spoken in the past of how he’d like to not be so heavily reliant on loans in the future.

One or two won’t be an issue though and as a result, Anderson could be a useful addition in the summer.

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