Newcastle manager Steve Bruce confirmed that Saint-Maximin was on his way back, although he is unlikely to be involved as soon as Monday night’s trip to Arsenal.
🎙 Steve Bruce ahead of #ARSNEW:
"Jamal Lewis could come back in. Jamaal Lascelles too. We've got a problem with Federico Fernández. Allan Saint-Maximin is training today or tomorrow which is good news but he's been out for around seven weeks so we'll have to monitor him." pic.twitter.com/MxQGaXJWfJ
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 15, 2021
The Magpies have badly missed the attacking threat of Saint-Maximin in recent weeks and Bruce may let the handbrake off once the winger returns to action.
In the meantime, these Toon fans have reacted with sheer joy as the Frenchman takes a significant step back to full fitness…
Twitter: @NUFC Can’t wait to see the man himself make his return @asaintmaximin (@NUFCR2)
Twitter: @NUFC ALLANS BACK TO SAVE US (@NUFC_DazzaD)
Twitter: @NUFC Allan (@albollands)
Twitter: Finally @asaintmaximin https://t.co/TXDcA38KRX (@Joe081223)
Twitter: God how we need ASM right now https://t.co/TRhPYwE4Rh (@toonintoonout)
— Steve Darrah (@ETRSteve) January 15, 2021
Hopefully gets 20 mins against arsenal but get the lad up to speed,
Need him more then ever, wilson needs somebody up there https://t.co/jXlCncWOTi
— Stevo (@stevo4474) January 15, 2021