Newcastle United drop Allan Saint-Maximin injury hint as Santiago Munoz gets training call-up

Allan Saint-Maximin has two days left to prove his fitness ahead of Brighton and Hove Albion’s visit to St James’s Park.

Wednesday, 2nd March 2022, 4:33 pm

Saint-Maximin this week returned to Tyneside from a spell of “intensive treatment” in Monaco. However, the winger – who has missed Newcastle United’s last two games with a calf problem – was not in the training gallery today published by the club.

Speaking after last weekend’s 2-0 win over Brentford, head coach Howe said: “We’re now keeping our fingers crossed, and hoping we can get him ready for next week. I think he’ll be a lot closer for that game. He’s a massive player for us, and we’re very aware that we need him back, but it’s very good to see the team able to cope.”

Defender Fabian Schar was also not in any of the training photographs.

Allan Saint-Maximin.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old forward Santiago Munoz, signed on loan from Mexican club Santos Laguna last year, was among the Under-23 players who took part in the session.

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Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe.

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