Allan Saint-Maximin is in contention to return against Aston Villa
Newcastle are handed a major boost as Allan Saint-Maximin is in contention to RETURN this weekend after injuring his hamstring in August… as Eddie Howe’s high-flyers prepare to face Aston Villa in their first match since Unai Emery’s appointment
- Allan Saint-Maximin could return to the Newcastle squad against Aston Villa
- The Frenchman has been out with a hamstring injury since the end of August
- Striker Alexander Isak remains out for the clash at St James’ Park on Saturday
- Unai Emery succeeded Steven Gerrard as Aston Villa manager earlier this week
- The Spaniard will officially take over on November 1 due to work permit reasons
Allan Saint-Maximin could return to the Newcastle squad for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
The Frenchman has played just 12 minutes of football since damaging his hamstring at the end of August, but is close to a return after stepping up his rehabilitation.
Midfielder Elliot Anderson is available after recovering from a minor ankle issue, but keeper Karl Darlow (ankle), defenders Paul Dummett (calf) and Emil Krafth (knee), midfielder Matt Ritchie (calf) and striker Alexander Isak (thigh) are still out.
Allan Saint-Maximin is in contention to return for Newcastle against Aston Villa on Saturday
Lucas Digne is ready to return for Aston Villa after recovering from a stress fracture.
The France international has been sidelined since last month but could make the squad to face the Magpies.
Newcastle climbed to fourth in the Premier League following their triumphant 2-1 victory against Tottenham last Sunday, as in-form winger Miguel Almiron netted his fifth goal of the month.
Eddie Howe’s side sit fourth in the league following their 2-1 win against Spurs last weekend
Unai Emery will take over as Aston Villa manager on November 1 due to work permit reasons
Meanwhile, Aston Villa parted ways with former manager Steven Gerrard ahead of the club’s impressive 4-0 win against Brentford and have since hired ex-Arsenal and Villarreal boss Unai Emery, who will officially start on November 1 due to work permit formalities.
The Spaniard takes over in a bid to resurrect Aston Villa’s poor start to the season, sitting 15th in the league despite the positive result last Sunday.
A win against Villa could see Newcastle climb to third in the league, should Tottenham slip up at Bournemouth on Saturday.
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