SAINTS-MAXI-IN: Allan Saint-Maximin expected to be fit for Saints clash
Allan Saint-Maximin is expected to be fit for Newcastle’s home Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday.
Saint-Maximin emerged from Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup defeat by Burnley, during which he was introduced as a second-half substitute, with a minor foot injury, but head coach Steve Bruce is confident he will be available.
Defender Paul Dummett is back in training after a calf problem and midfielder Isaac Hayden could return from a knee injury but keepers Martin Dubravka (foot) and Karl Darlow (Covid-19) are still out and Jonjo Shelvey is working his way back from a calf strain.
Stuart Armstrong will miss Southampton’s trip to the north-east.
The former Celtic midfielder continues to battle a calf problem, and is yet to return to first team training.
Will Smallbone remains out with long-term knee trouble, while the St James’ Park clash could come too soon for new recruit Lyanco.
Newcastle provisional squad: Woodman, Gillespie, Manquillo, Krafth, Lewis, Clark, Fernandez, Lascelles, Schar, Hayden, Willock, Ritchie, S. Longstaff, Hendrick, Murphy, Fraser, Saint-Maximin, Almiron, Wilson, Joelinton, Gayle.
Southampton provisional squad: McCarthy, Livramento, Stephens, Salisu, Perraud, Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo, Adams, Adam Armstrong, Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Lyanco, Valery, Diallo, Tella, Long, Redmond, Elyounoussi.
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