Date: 25th January 2021 at 7:00pm
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Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been responding to the latest comments made by Toon manager Steve Bruce regarding Allan Saint-Maximin. 

This comes after the official Newcastle Twitter account shared a post on their page relaying comments made by Bruce during his latest press conference ahead of the club’s Premier League clash against Leeds United in midweek.

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On the topic of Saint-Maximin and whether or not he will start the game against Marcelo Bielsa’s side, Bruce said that he thinks it would be “a bit too soon” for the Frenchman to start the game after only recently returning to action after recovering from the global virus.

Bruce also added that the winger has “played 25 minutes and had a week of training in eight weeks” so they have to “box clever” in regards to his playing time.

This post then gathered a lot of replies from Toon fans who were quick to share their thoughts on this update from Bruce.

So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about Bruce’s comments on Saint-Maximin? 

“Does he know what box clever means? Judging by his team selection and general management up to this point I’d say he was more punch drunk” 

@Joe33855897

“Please stop tweeting” 

@Luke_NUFC

“So so so so so uninspiring. I was having a good Monday until we quoted Bruce’s nonsense in a tweet. Get him gone.” 

@SammyCarrick

“So that’s him playing 90 mins then.” 

@Axcrazy1

“He wasn’t fit to come on this man is clueless” 

@Ellis_NUFC

“Cert defeat on the way” 

@Somuchdamnsauce

Looking at the replies to this post, it appears that these Newcastle fans aren’t happy with what Bruce had to say about Saint-Maximin and his return to the team.

Do you think Saint-Maximin should start the game against Leeds?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Given how the winger ended the 2019/20 Premier League season as the club’s highest-rated player with a very impressive season rating of 7.29/10 for his performances, it’s understandable why everyone at the club would be keen to see Saint-Maximin back in action.

Moving forward, it’ll be interesting to see whether the 23-year-old is named as a substitute for the match against Leeds or whether Bruce will go back on his word and start the winger from the beginning.