Eddie Howe issues Allan Saint-Maximin injury update at Newcastle United

Eddie Howe will be without a number of players for Newcastle United’s FA Cup tie against Cambridge United.

Friday, 7th January 2022, 12:07 pm

Howe’s side take on the League One club tomorrow in a sold-out third-round tie at St James’s Park. Howe lost Allan Saint-Maximin to a calf injury the last time his team took to the field, and Howe has again allayed concerns over the winger, though he didn’t reveal whether the 24-year-old would be involved against Cambridge.

Newcastle’s head coach told BBC Radio Newcastle that the injury Saint-Maximin suffered in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United on December 27 was "not a serious problem”. Saint-Maximin had opened the scoring in the game.

Howe – who has a number of players isolating following positive Covid-19 tests – will be without Federico Fernandez (thigh), Jamal Lewis (hamstring) and Isaac Hayden (knee). Hayden had knee surgery last week.

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Relegation-threatened United’s next Premier League game is the home fixture against Watford on January 15.

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