This is why Allan Saint-Maximin may miss Newcastle United's game against Manchester City

Steve Bruce is ready to leave his most influential player out against Manchester City.

Allan Saint-Maximin.
Allan Saint-Maximin.

Newcastle United, held to a 2-2 home draw by Aston Villa at St James's Park this afternoon, take on Pep Guardiola’s side on at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.

And winger Allan Saint-Maximin, outstanding this season following his move from Nice last summer, could be rested after starting five games in 15 days.

“I don’t think, unfortunately, I could ask him to go again on Wednesday, that’s for sure,” said head coach Bruce. “It’s difficult, not just for Allan. We’ll see where we are. A fifth game in fifteen games in the Premier League is a tough ask. Not just Allan, we’ll see how all of them are in the next 24 or 48 hours.”