Eddie Howe drops big Allan Saint-Maximin hint ahead of Newcastle United v Bournemouth

Allan Saint-Maximin is set to retain his place in Newcastle United’s starting XI against Bournemouth.

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Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe is set to keep faith with Allan Saint-Maximin for tomorrow’s trip to Bournemouth (kick-off 5:30pm).

The Frenchman started his first Premier League match since August against West Ham United last Saturday, and his performance during the 1-1 draw appeared to divide opinion among supporters.

But the 25-year-old is set to start on the South Coast after Howe said the winger “has a window to impress”.

“Maxi is someone that performs better with a consistent run of games, but I would say that is the case for all players,” said the Magpies head coach. “He has a window and opportunity to impress.

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.
Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

“There were some aspects of his game that were in a really good place last week. Most importantly, he tried to give his all for the team, I don’t think there was any lack of effort from him.

“I thought West Ham managed him well in the game and teams will always look at him as a big threat and probably produce their game plan on keeping him quiet. But it’s up to us and him to try and find a solution to those game plans.

“I’ve been really pleased with his attitude and how he’s worked this week. I think Maxi is in a better place.”