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Steve Bruce could have Newcastle dilemma over position of Allan Saint-Maximin

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Steve Bruce could have Newcastle dilemma over position of Allan Saint-Maximin

Allan Saint-Maximin made his competitive Newcastle United debut at the weekend in the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal and he was a bright spark at St James’ Park.

The 22-year-old came off the bench in the Premier League fixture to give an impressive cameo performance that should leave fans excited about him.

He certainly injected some attacking intent with a teasing cross into the penalty area and also his quick direct dribbling on the ball.

The French attacker may have left manager Steve Bruce with a dilemma, as it’s unclear on how he would slot into a starting XI for the Magpies.

Saint-Maximin is a versatile attacker that can play anywhere across the frontline, but as it stands his path looks blocked into the team.

 

He cost £16.5million (Sky Sports) this summer from Nice and it looks like the speed machine could be a great asset in the final third for Newcastle.

(Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Bruce is appearing to favour a 5-3-2 formation at the beginning of his Newcastle tenure, with Miguel Almiron and Joelinton the duo in attack.

The Magpies could look to add another attacking option by sacrificing a midfielder to make a three-man attack.

Newcastle would look a dangerous attacking unit with the pace of Saint-Maximin and Almiron either side of centre-forward Joelinton.

But the current system helped the team put up a good test against Arsenal, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a winning goal.

If Saint-Maximin can continue to grow in a Newcastle shirt, it could force Bruce’s hand into changing his system to accommodate him and the next few weeks will be extremely intriguing.

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