b. Westminster 9 January 1990
CAREER: Habderdashers’ Aske’s School;Maccabi London Lions ’07-’10;Leyton Orient (trial);Motherwell (trial)’10;Aberdeen Jan’11 [0+1];Blackburn Rovers Aug’11-Jan’13;Aldershot Town Aug’12-Nov’12 (loan)[0+5];Exeter City Jan’13[0+1];AC Monza(Italy) Aug’13(free);Aurora Pro Patria (Italy) Aug’14 (loan);Chievo (Italy) Feb’15 (free);L’Aquila (Italy) Jul’15-Jun’16;AS Lupa Castelli Romani Jan’16-Jun’16 (loan);Barrow Oct’16;Torquay United Jan’17;Chester Nov'17 (loan).Jan'18;Hartlepool United May'18.
.SQUAD NUMBER 38 Aug’11-35 Aug’12.
PL 1 ns
FLC 2 ns
Total 3 ns
A tall left back from Habderdasher’s Aske’s School, he had a trial in the game at Southport on 17 July 2010, coming on for the last quarter of an hour. He had played as a junior at Leyton Orient but most of his football was with the Maccabi London Lions second team. After the Rovers indicated no interest in signing him he had a trial at Motherwell. Subsequently the Motherwell manager Craig Brown moved to Aberdeen and in January he signed Anderson to professional terms. It later transpired that he was the son of Jerome Anderson, who advised Venky’s during their takeover of the club in November 2010. Before signing for Aberdeen he had signed a pre-contract to join the Rovers in 2011. Although Kean compared him to the England defender Chris Smalling, he was only on the substitute bench early in the season and did not play a minute’s first team football. He was sent on loan to Aldershot but never started a league game and in January 2013 his contract was paid up so that he could join Exeter. An eight months stay resulted in a similar situation (he only was brought on for the final minutes of the season) and he left to join an Italian club in the regionalised third tier of football. In the season he made only eight appearances. Before the start of the following season he was loaned to another Italian third tier club, Pro Patria, where his hopes of a game were enhanced by the fact that financial problems had forced them to dispense with their entire squad. After playing regularly he lost his place around Christmas but then signed for Serie A side Chievo, a move that prompted queries about his father’s influence, particularly as for the rest of the season he only twice got a place on the club’s twelve man match day bench. A move back to Serie C brought more playing time but he still lost his place, even when loaned to the club stranded at the bottom of the table. In his entire first class career he played only 3,265 minutes over five and a half seasons (5.5 games per season) and was on the winning side just four times. Returning to England with Barrow he was at the club half a season but played only in a cup tie and never in a league game before moving to Torquay. In Devon he finally found a home helping the side avoid relegation from the National League. The following season the club commenced badly and a new manager, Gary Owers, was appointed. In his first game in charge Anderson's woeful back pass gave Macclesfield the only goal of the game and Anderson was immediately left out of the squad. Loaned out to Chester he secured a permanent transfer in January where a “mystery supporter” offered to pay his wages and expenses.