Steve Bruce issues Newcastle United injury update on Allan Saint-Maximin, Joe Willock and Martin Dubravka

Steve Bruce has issued an injury update after Allan Saint-Maximin, Joe Willock and Joelinton were forced off against Sheffield United.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 9:41 am

Newcastle United won 1-0 at St James’s Park last night in front of a crowd of 10,000 thanks to a seventh goal of the season from on-loan midfielder Joe Willock.

Steve Bruce lost Joelinton to injury at the break, and Saint-Maximin and Willock were forced off later in the game, while Martin Dubravka played on with a hamstring injury.

“Joe (Joelinton) looks as if it’s a knock,” said United’s head coach. “Saint-Maximin, we don’t know if he’s got a calf (injury), or whether it’s a kick as well. We’ll see how he is.

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"The goalkeeper (Dubravka) got a bit of a hamstring, but I don’t think there’s anything really too bad, I would have thought.

"Joe Willock’s just fatigued, I think. We expect him to be OK.”

Asked if Saint-Maximin’s injury was serious, Bruce said: “We hope not. It looked a bit innocuous, but whether it’s a strain, or whether it’s a kick, he’s not quite sure, so we’ll see how he is in the next 24 or 48 hours.”

Newcastle, 15th in the table with 42 points, end their Premier League campaign with a fixture against relegated Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Allan Saint-Maximin.

Bruce said: “We’re in a situation where we won’t take risks, but, look, everybody wants to play, and everybody will be champing at the bit as soon as they recover. Let’s hope we’ve got a squad to pick from.”

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