Keith Downie, who reports on the North East for Sky Sports, caught the attention of many Newcastle United fans after he posted a tweet that provided an update on the fitness of Allan Saint-Maximin, Ryan Fraser and Jamal Lewis ahead of the Toon’s Premier League clash with Manchester United this weekend.
Saint-Maximin was ‘withdrawn after a man of the match display’ in Newcastle’s most recent Premier League clash with Burnley due to a ‘slight niggle,’ while Lewis also had a ‘niggle’ which kept him out of Northern Ireland’s recent UEFA Nations League clash with Norway.
However, as per Downie, it appears as though all three of these players will be available for Steve Bruce’s side for Saturday’s game against the Red Devils.
So, how did these Newcastle United fans react to Downie’s fitness update on Saint-Maximin, Lewis and Fraser?
Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin, Jamal Lewis & Ryan Fraser all good to go for visit of Manchester United tomorrow night. Steve Bruce has no new injury concerns #NUFC ?
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) October 16, 2020
Many of the Newcastle supporters who replied to this post were happy about this news.
— Mark Stirling (@MarkSti42153224) October 16, 2020
— Phil Crawley ??? (@PhilCrawley) October 16, 2020
Yay!!! ? https://t.co/xJS7eVhZLB
— Fordey The Plastic Geordie ?? #FordeHaveMercy ?? (@Clinton_Forde) October 16, 2020
? lovely https://t.co/cvE5uEmslU
— Mr. Chang (@gavmcintyre) October 16, 2020
— NUFC Gallowgate (@NUFCgallowgate) October 16, 2020
One particular Toon fan declared that Newcastle will secure a big win over Manchester United in response to this fitness update while another Newcastle supporter professed their love for the Sky Sports reporter in reaction to his tweet.
5-0 win incoming
— David Sneddon (@sneddo_david) October 16, 2020
Yesss love you Keith
— ?? (@nufckian_) October 16, 2020
Are you excited by this update?
So, as can be seen from these Newcastle fans’ replies to Downie’s tweet, it certainly seems as though this update has gone down well with supporters of the North East club.