Shock injury boost revealed ahead of tonight’s FA Cup clash at West Brom – Report

According to the Chronicle, Allan Saint-Maximin has been passed fit to START in tonight’s FA Cup clash with West Brom.

The 22-year-old missed out on Steve Bruce’s starting 11 over the weekend after complaining about ‘soreness’ in his back and hamstring – and deemed a major doubt tonight as a result – however it’s emerged today that he’ll be in from the off at the Hawthorne’s.

Lee Ryder claims he came through training unscathed on Monday before flying down to the Midlands with the squad, with both Steve Bruce and physios ‘satisfied’ by fitness after running further checks on the Frenchman this morning.

This, however, comes after a concerning ‘exclusive’ emerged from the Mail’s Craig Hope last night, claiming Saint-Maximin and Steve Bruce had been involved in a disagreement over his fitness last week.

He reported that ASM declared himself fit for Burnley, but was dropped by Bruce – who claimed after the game that his absence was due to an ongoing hamstring issue.

That said, it’s positive to hear the explosive winger is set to start tonight since news of this alleged ‘fallout’, with us winning just ONCE in the 14 times he’s failed to be named in Steve Bruce’s XI this season.


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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Shock injury boost revealed ahead of tonight’s FA Cup clash at West Brom – Report

  1. Same Old Story Every Time..
    So much for wanting to win some silverware, putting out a weakened squad again.
    Mr Bruce playing into the hands of Mr Ashley.
    Come on give the fans a break.


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