According to the Chronicle, Allan Saint-Maximin hasn’t trained so far this week, however the club are ‘hopeful’ he’ll be fit to face Leicester this weekend.
The Frenchman was spotted holding his hamstring following Saturday’s stalemate with Brighton, and while Bruce hinted it may be an impact injury after a heavy challenge from Lewis Dunk, fans have been anxious to hear an update on the winger.
Today, the Chronicle state that he’s been ‘rested’ so far this week and hasn’t trained, but insist that his latest knock isn’t seen as a ‘serious’ problem.
As a result, it seems the club are hoping he’ll be fit enough to face Leicester on Sunday, although his progress this week may determine whether he’ll be ready to start or remain on the bench.
So, the good news is that he doesn’t appear to have suffered any major injury, but the bad news is that he’s not trained and clearly isn’t 100% over the hamstring problem that has marred his start to life at St James’ Park so far.
With our struggle for goals, our lack of attacking threat and his explosive cameo against Brighton in mind, let’s hope he’s ready to have a run in the side ASAP.
We certainly need him!