Steve Bruce issues Allan Saint-Maximin update at Newcastle United

Allan Saint-Maximin's pushing for his first Newcastle United start in more than two months.

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 2:09 pm
Allan Saint-Maximin.

Saint-Maximin came off the bench in last night’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at St James’s Park – and the winger caused problems as Steve Bruce's side pushed for an equaliser.

The 23-year-old – who was out for two months after testing positive for Covid-19 late last year – could now start against Southampton, beaten 9-0 by Manchester United last night, at St James’s Park on Saturday.

Asked if Saint-Maximin was coming back into form, head coach Steve Bruce: "We obviously hope so. We keep protecting him. That’s another half an hour now. I think that’s probably four half-hours now. He’s getting his fitness levels back up. He’s starting to show signs that he’s ready to start.”

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Newcastle, 16th in the Premier League, are eight points above the relegation zone, but third-bottom Fulham have two games in hand.