Newcastle United have confirmed that Allan Saint-Maximin is set to be back in their squad on Saturday against Brighton – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are fuming and feel he’s being rushed back.
Manager Steve Bruce has confirmed (official website) that the 22-year-old is scheduled to be in the match day squad for the Premier League fixture against Brighton.
The left-winger has had a hamstring problem recently and it’s meant he’s only made two appearances since he move to St James’ Park in the summer.
Saint-Maximin is a highly-rated attacker that could be back in contention, while Andy Carroll is also set to be in the squad for the first time since he rejoined the club.
The Frenchman is a wide player with express pace and lots of trickery, but it’s been a difficult start to life in English football since his £16.5million (BBC) arrival.
Bruce’s team has definitely lacked quality in the final third and the hope is that Saint-Maximin can help boost the goal output.
A selection of Newcastle supporters on social media are concerned that Saint-Maximin is being rushed back and they don’t want him to aggravate his injury.
It seems unlikely that he will be handed a runout until he’s fully ready, especially considering the attention to detail in football regarding physiotherapy.
Here are some Newcastle fans commenting on Saint-Maximin:
Not got too much confidence in ASM’s hamstring like
— Matthew (@MattyS90) September 20, 2019
Rushing back allan again?
— Jack (@Jack__1955) September 20, 2019
Hopefully we don’t rush ASM back again
— Stephen Charles (@Charlieboi554) September 20, 2019
#nufc hmm I still feel saints maximum has rushed back again. Put him in bench at least. Don’t start him atsu is doing just fine. ASM and Carroll of bench is exciting. Here is hoping Carol turns out to be a good success.
— Dean Dodds (@doddsy1991) September 20, 2019
Well that’s both of them injured again! Rushing ASM back again, bench should be the most for him surely don’t want a reoccurrence of Spurs game
— JonY (@dutchpilot74) September 20, 2019
Absolutely ridiculous. Rushed back again. Wait another week or two and make sure they’re up and running.
— ajf (@foxaj) September 20, 2019
Saint-Maximim is in the squad? I thought he was a few weeks off. I hope we’re not bringing him back early again
— Matt Brown (@MattJB8818) September 20, 2019