Eddie Howe issues Newcastle United illness update on Allan Saint-Maximin ahead of Joelinton decision

It's been more than four months since Allan Saint-Maximin last started a Premier League game.

The Newcastle United winger’s appearances have been restricted an injury, the form of others – and, most recently, illness. Saint-Maximin had been pencilled in to start last weekend’s FA Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, but he felt unwell the day before the third-round tie.

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Saint-Maximin recovered in time to come off the bench in Tuesday night’s 2-0 quarter-final Carabao Cup win over Leicester City, and the 25-year-old could soon be in the frame to start a league fixture for the third-placed club. Eddie Howe was asked if Saint-Maximin had fully recovered from illness ahead of Sunday’s home game against Fulham.

“Maxi came on (against Leicester), and I thought he did very well,” said United’s head coach, who could leave Joelinton out of his squad after the midfielder was charged with drink driving. “He’s fine.”

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.
Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.