Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has confirmed that Allan Saint-Maximin is okay after a late injury scare in the Tyneside club’s 1-0 home win at St. James’ Park against EFL Championship club Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup second round.
Ryan Fraser scored a fine goal on his debut after an assist from Miguel Almiron, and although they won the game and therefore progressed through to the third round to play League Two Morecambe away from home, some NUFC fans may have been sweating over the fitness of Saint-Maximin at the end of it.
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Speaking after the game (via Craig Hope), Bruce claimed that “there is nothing to worry about” with regards to the injury suffered by the Frenchman, which should give a big boost to several members of the Toon Army.
Steve Bruce says Allan Saint-Maximin is okay after late injury scare. Believes there is "nothing to worry about". #nufc
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) September 15, 2020
Indeed, Saint-Maximin is a key part of the team in the North East and that is backed up by some of his rather impressive stats for the Magpies in the 2019/20 term.
The winger scored three goals and made a further four assists in 26 appearances in the last season in the Premier League, while also averaging 1.8 shots, 1.3 key passes and 4.7 dribbles per match, according to Whoscored.
He will be hoping to better these stats for the rest of the 2020/21 campaign, especially with the added attacking edge following the arrivals of new signings Fraser and Callum Wilson surrounding him.
At 23 years of age, Saint-Maximin still has a lot of potential to fulfil, and supporters of the Tyneside club will be hoping that they can keep hold of him for as long as possible.
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