Steve Bruce gives Allan Saint-Maximin update at Newcastle United after injury scare

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Allan Saint-Maximin will be fit to face Brighton and Hove Albion.

The winger gave Steve Bruce an injury scare in Tuesday night’s 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Blackburn Rovers. Saint-Maximin needed treatment late in the behind-closed-doors game at St James’s Park, and Bruce said after the second-round tie that he hoped it was just a “knock”. The 23-year-old – who had come off the bench to replace Joeliton – has since been passed fit to play against Brighton on Sunday, and Bruce said: “He’s fine.”

However, Bruce, United’s head coach, won’t have anyone back from injury for the Premier League fixture, which follows last weekend’s 2-0 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium.

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“It’s still a bit too early for (Paul) Dummett, (Matty) Longstaff, (Fabian) Schar and the goalkeeper (Martin Dubravka),” said Bruce. “Everybody else seems to be OK. We got a clean bill of health from everyone the other night.”