Thu 24 December 2020 | 19:00

Newcastle stay on hold for the return of Lascelles and Saint-Maximin

According to the team’s coach the players are still suffering from post Covid-19 symptoms.


manager, Steve Bruce, admitted that the return of

Allan Saint-Maximin


Jamaal Lascelles

to the team is yet to be decided since the players are still suffering from post Covid-19 effects. Though it was rumored that the players’ absence was due to some disagreements, the club confirmed that both of the footballers have tested positive for coronavirus.

Newcastle, who will face major opponents in their upcoming matches, are expected to miss their two stars for their next matches.

“There’s been a lot written, so I’ll try and put the record straight,”




“They are not ready to return until the doctors tell us. They’ve got symptoms. Everybody’s different with the symptoms.”

“Certainly we expect them to be back but how long? I really can’t put a timeframe on it. Probably Jamaal before Allan.”

“But we hope we can see an improvement in the both of them and they can join the squad in the next week, two weeks, maybe.”

Bruce also talked about Saint-Maximin self-isolating with his family in France, saying:

“He’s only a young fella, and it’s wherever he wanted to decide to self-isolate.”

“He had 10 days back in Newcastle and has proved negative with a test. But it’s the after-effects that the medical people are not happy with at the moment. We just have to accept it.”

Adding on their upcoming encounter with

Manchester City

to whom they lost last year’s match with a 5-0 defeat, he said:

“That’s the Premier League, that’s what it is. We managed to get a result (a 2-2 draw at home) against them last year.”

“We got heavily beaten at the Etihad. We’re playing against one of the great teams. Let’s dust ourselves down after what happened the other night and get ready for a huge challenge.”

source: SportMob

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