Date: 7th January 2021 at 6:00pm
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Liam Kennedy has been speaking on a recent edition of NUFC Matters with Steve Wraith about all things Newcastle United.

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Easy one to get us underway, in what month during 2019 was Steve Bruce appointed Newcastle manager?

One of the topics that he spent some time on was Allan Saint-Maximin, who has been missing for the Toon since he played in the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in November.

Since then, he has had a calf injury and has also suffered from the virus, and it seems as if it has impacted him quite badly, according to Kennedy.

He said: “I can only take what I’m told.

“You do get an uneasy feeling about it, but the word is – and this isn’t just what the club are saying, there is contacts that this comes from – and they’re saying that it is [the virus] and it’s been a problem that he’s had and is really, really struggling to shake.”

Do you think Newcastle have missed Saint-Maximin?

Yes, we need him back

Yes, we need him back

No, we have been fine without him

No, we have been fine without him

TIF Thoughts on Saint-Maximin’s condition…

It is not known when the Frenchman will return to the Toon’s first team, but one report stated that he would be out for most of the month.

If that is true, then Newcastle will be without Saint-Maximin for at least a few more games, and considering they have only won two league games this season without him in the squad, you would think that this could cause them some problems.

The 23-year-old has not actually performed that well this year compared to last season and has scored one league goal and provided one assist.

Still, he is capable of some magic, and we feel as though the quicker Saint-Maximin returns for Newcastle, the better.

The Toon are on a bad run in the league, having failed to win any of their last five games, and perhaps having Saint-Maximin back would help them turn that run around.