There’s not much to be positive about as a Newcastle United fan right now, but one potential ray of hope could be exciting summer signing Allan Saint-Maximin.
A niggling hamstring injury has meant the explosive Frenchman has barely featured so far this season, but if his latest post on social media is anything to go by, we may be seeing him in action very soon.
As he shares in the tweet below – which shows him glide past FIVE Newcastle teammates and finish superbly – he’s ‘feeling good’ and could be ready to return:
As you can hear in the clip, a coach is shouting “PASS, PASS, PASS!” as he ignores teammates and darts through on goal, but this bit of individual brilliance is the sort of thing we’re crying out for right now.
He may be a selfish player at times and someone who can be guilty of getting his head down and failing to pick that easy pass, but he appears to have that Hatem Ben Arfa-esque ability to create something from nothing.
To say we need a lift right now is an understatement, with moments of magic like this (albeit on the training pitch!) being few and far between in Steve Bruce’s side so far this season.
He didn’t feature in Sunday’s abysmal 5-0 defeat at Leicester, but he’s confirmed on Twitter that he’s feeling much better physically and could well be pushing for a start ahead of Sunday’s crucial game against Manchester United at St James’ Park.