Newcastle United rule key man out of Everton trip - nine players now at risk of missing game
Newcastle United will again be without Allan Saint-Maximin for Thursday night’s Premier League visit to Everton (kick-off 7:45pm).
The 25-year-old has been back at the Magpies’ training ground this week after spending just over a fortnight in France working on his recovery.
United head coach Eddie Howe initially told the media he hoped the Frenchman would be back in time for Spurs. However, the 45-year-old revealed in the build-up to the game, which United won 6-1, Saint-Maximin’s recovery was taking a little longer than anticipated.
Speaking to the media ahead of the trip to Goodison Park, Howe confirmed Saint-Maximin won’t feature. He said: “Yeah he’s back. He’s working hard to try and get fully fit. We’re pleased to have him back. It’s too early for [Thursday].”
Howe also revealed he’ll make late calls on a few players, including Fabian Schar, who limped off on Sunday with hamstring pain.
Meanwhile, Everton also have injury problems of their own. NewcastleWorld takes a look at the players who are ruled out, and who are doubtful.